Y Guides: Animal Advocates

Last updated: December 20, 2019, at 10:28 a.m. PT

Originally published: December 20, 2019, at 10:28 a.m. PT

Kids standing, looking into big aquarium tank

This month in Y Guides – Animal Advocates! At your monthly Circle meeting, try any or all of these fun activities inspired by our theme.

Small Bird House


Craft Make a toy for a pup in your life or make homemade bird feeders to get to know the birds in your neighborhood. 

Cook - Learn to make homemade pet treats! Then make 'Puppy Chow' as a tasty snack to enjoy together.

Explore - Visit animals in real life at Woodland Park Zoo and Seattle Aquarium. Join other Y Guides groups at a hockey game, or head outdoors for winter campout!

Foster - Fostering an animal is a wonderful community service and gives you the short-term joy of caring for a pet while they wait for their forever home.

Cute boy with arm around his dog


Animals can be great fun, but it's important to know how to be safe when you're with them. Both indoor animals and outdoor animals need to be treated kindly all the time. This means different things depending on the animal and the situation. Here are some great tips on staying safe with animals!

Girl feeding sheep a carrot

Service Learning

Collect Humane Society Wish List Items - A good way to involve younger volunteers, collect items off your local animal shelter’s wish list, such as toys, treats, old towels or blankets, to help take care of the animals.

Help Animals Get Adopted - Your local chapter of The Humane Society hosts one-time adoption events and needs volunteers to help fill out paperwork for adoptions and clean up after the event.