Coming Soon:
One Day Animal Camps!

New for the upcoming school year!  The SPCA for Monterey County will be offering one day Animal Camps for children ages 6 – 12.  One day camps will be offered during school breaks and will cover a wide variety of fun and interesting topics, everything from dog care to wildlife rescue.  The fee for this awesomely fantastic new camp will be $55 per day and includes snacks and all materials needed for activities.  Campers can sign up for one, some, or all.

Questions?  Call 831-264-5434 or email us.  ONLINE REGISTRATION BEGINS ON AUGUST 1.  

Dogs – Oct 8 & 13 (ages 6-12):  Discover the silly world of dogs! Learn all about dog communication, care and training. Create fun dog toys and make yummy dog treats. Spend lots of time with SPCA shelter dogs, play fun games and most of all – learn something new!

Cats – Oct 14 (ages 6-12):  Explore the curious world of cats.  Learn all about what makes kitties tick, from body language to their amazing senses. Make fun toys for cats, as well as crafts to take home, play fun games, and spend lots of one on one time with adoptable SPCA cats!

Horses – Oct 15 (ages 8-12):  Visit our awesome adoptable horses! Learn about horse body language, care and training. Make horse toys, play games, and visit the SPCA Adoption Center to meet other adoptable pets, too.

Wildlife – Oct 16 (ages 8-12):  Learn about the SPCA’s wild side! Learn how you can help wildlife, tour our Wildlife Center, and make toys for recovering SPCA wildlife patients. Meet some cool exotic adoptable pets and take a nature hike to find signs of wildlife at The SPCA. You’ll also meet adoptable cats, dogs, and more.

Small Pets – Oct 17 (ages 6-12):  Great pets come in small packages, too! Learn all about the littlest pets at The SPCA like rabbits, guinea pigs and exotics! Help care for these little guys, make toys, and spend time with adoptables.

Halloween at The SPCA! – Oct 25 (ages 6-12):  Celebrate Halloween with The SPCA! Dress up in your favorite, non spooky costume, collect some tasty treats and learn all about animals in legends! Visit adoptable pets, make crafts, play games, and see how The SPCA celebrates Halloween.

Stay tuned for more upcoming camp sessions!

Summer Animal Camp

The SPCA’s week-long summer day camp offers children a unique mix of fun, exciting, and educational hands-on experiences. Animal Camp builds self-esteem and nurtures compassion.  Attending campers develop an understanding of the shelter environment and a respect for all animals.  Campers learn about animal-related jobs from professional guest speakers including SPCA Humane Investigators, Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation technicians, and animal care staff, to name a few!

Program activities include lessons in animal safety and handling, guided nature hikes on the SPCA grounds, fun creative activities and many visits with adoptable animals in the shelter and barn. Some other fun activities include SPCA Karaoke “Paw”-stars, Critter Crew Quiz and Trivia Show, and back by popular demand – “Dress As Your Favorite Animal” Day! 

  • WHO: Children grades 3rd – 6th
  • WHAT: ANIMAL CAMP 2014
  • WHEN: 
    Session 4: July 21-25, 2014  SESSION IS FULL**
  • HOURS: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • WHERE: The SPCA for Monterey County Education Center
  • WHY: To nurture a respect for all living things.
  • HOW: Campers will participate in a wide variety of fun activities including arts, crafts, and educational games. Children will meet and learn first hand how to care for and have a better understanding of animals with our professional staff.
  • COST: Sessions cost $250, including snacks.
  • REGISTRATION: Please call 831-264-5404.

**Please call 831-264-5404 to be placed on a waiting list.

ABC’s of the SPCA

What is The SPCA for Monterey County? What do they do? Do they only have dogs and cats? Is it true they have their own Animal Cops? All of these questions (and many, many more) will be answered during this awesomely fun camp! Campers will learn all about what makes The SPCA for Monterey County tick. Campers will get to know adorable adoptable animals, visit the Barn, The Wildlife Center, and hear all about animal-related jobs from professional guest speakers.

Please note that there are 2 sessions of ABC’s.  In an effort to make room for everyone, please register for only one session. 

  • WHO: Children grades 1st & 2nd
  • WHAT: The ABCs of The SPCA
  • WHEN: 
    July 28-31 2014  SESSION IS FULL**
  • HOURS: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • WHERE: The SPCA for Monterey County Education Center
  • WHY: To learn all about how The SPCA for Monterey County helps animals in need!
  • HOW: Campers will participate in a wide variety of fun animal-related activities including arts, crafts, and educational games that will incorporate music and movement. Children will safely meet adoptable animals and will learn first hand how the SPCA cares for all animals in need in our community.
  • COST: Sessions cost $125, including snacks.
  • REGISTRATION: Please call 831-264-5404.

**Please call 831-264-5404 to be placed on a waiting list.

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Parties, Tours, and Presentations

If you would like to schedule a presentation, tour, or interview, please call us at 831-264-5434 or email us.

  • School and Club Presentations
    SPCA experts are available to provide educational, entertaining, and engaging presentations to your class or group club! We can educate your group on a variety of topics from dog bite prevention to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.
  • SPCA Tours
    The SPCA offers tours of our facilities every day of the week. Come meet the animals and learn about how you can help make a difference. Tours are free to the public and must be arranged at least a week prior to your visit. School bus parking is available.
  • Interviews for School Projects
    SPCA experts are available to be interviewed for school papers and presentations about animals. If you need help for anything related to animals, ask The SPCA!
  • Scouting Group Education
    Does your scouting group want to learn about animals? Call The SPCA at 831-264-5434 for help!
  • Website Resources
    The SPCA offers lots of information on our website about dog training, wildlife species, animal laws, and more! If you can’t find what you’re looking for, just email us for help!
  • Dog and Puppy Training
    The SPCA offers training classes for dogs and puppies. Fun and education for the whole family, these classes help make your dog a better canine citizen and show you how to teach your dogs fun tricks to show off to your friends! Click here to learn more.

Birthday Parties

You can have your birthday party at The SPCA! Just have your parents call 831-264-5434 or email us for information.

School Presentations

SPCA experts are available to provide educational, entertaining, and engaging presentations to your class or community group. We can educate your group on a variety of topics from dog bite prevention to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

To schedule a presentation or for more information, please call The SPCA at 831-264-5434 or email us.

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Education

SPCA experts are available to provide educational, entertaining, and engaging presentations to your class or community group either at your facility or at The SPCA. We can educate your group on a variety of topics from dog bite prevention to wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.

The SPCA also offers tours of our facilities and education for scout groups to prepare them for animal-related badges. Tours are free to the public and must be arranged at least a week prior to your visit. School bus parking is available.

To schedule a presentation or tour or for more information, please call The SPCA at 831-264-5434 or email us.

Dog Bite Prevention

To schedule a presentation on dog bite prevention or for more information, please call The SPCA at 831-264-5434 or email us.

Just for Kids

Learn more about SPCA’s programs for kids like the Junior Volunteer Programs, Animal Camp, Birthday Parties, School Presentations, School and Club Tours, Education, and Dog Bite Prevention.

SPCA Pet Meals Program

A beloved pet is often the primary source of comfort for people with medical or age-related challenges. Yet for those who are physically impaired or on fixed incomes, it can be a constant struggle to obtain proper nutrition for themselves and their pets. Click here to learn more about the PetMeals Program.

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