Tours & Workshops
The East Bay SPCA offers educational visits to our Oakland and Dublin Adoption Centers, to give visitors a behind-the-scenes glimpse of our services and teach an appreciation for all living beings.
These programs are perfect for any group wanting to visit our facility (age 5 to adult), including school groups, scout groups, community service clubs, and more!
What does a Tour include?
This is a 60-minute educational tour, including a meet-and-greet with one shelter cat and one shelter dog. Topics covered during the tour include history and mission of the organization, basic needs of a pet, pet overpopulation, the cost of adoption and caring for a pet, veterinary care, spay and neuter, common diseases or illnesses, grooming and more. If there is something specific you want covered, just let us know!
The fee per Tour is $100. Tours can accommodate a maximum of 30 participants. If you have a larger group wishing to attend, we may be able to offer two separate tours at the same time, in order to accommodate. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!
What does a Workshop include?
This is a 90-minute program, including a 60-minute behind-the scenes tour (with one cat and one dog meet-and-greet). The tour will be followed by a 30-minute guided service learning project for your group to help with (making adoption posters, making toys for our dogs/cats, etc). This program is a great way for your group to learn about the mission of our shelter, as well as give them the opportunity to join in to lend a helping hand.
The fee per Workshop is $150. Workshops can accommodate a maximum of 30 participants. If you have a larger group wishing to attend, we may be able to offer two separate tours at the same time, in order to accommodate. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!
Schools applying for scholarships will be automatically awarded a scholarship that matches the percentage of students at the school who are eligible for the Free and Reduced Price Meal Program (FRPM). FRPM percentages are determined using the most recently published statistics provided by California Department of Education.
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Do you have a school project? Want to learn more about animal welfare? We have volunteer and service learning opportunities for ages 10 – 17. Come find your furry friend for life.