Group Programs

Group Programs

Are you planning a service day with your work colleagues? Do you have a group of adults with a passion for pets who want to help? Whether for a personal group outing or corporate event, there are many ways in which outside groups can get involved with our community of caring! Learn more about the details for current group volunteer opportunities.


Groups Who Care

Are you a group of 10–30 that wants a hands-on experience to support the wellbeing of shelter animals in need? Then you’ll love this opportunity!   

Join us at our River North Training & Education Center where you will spend 2 hours learning about our legacy of helping pets and people thrive together all while providing direct support for the animals in our care. You’ll help by crafting enrichment items, and performing different tasks around the shelter. Plus, you’ll receive a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about our 500 Day Journey toward celebrating our 125th anniversary!

Please contact us for scheduling availability at engage@anticruelty.org

Details

  • 10–30 participant limit 
  • Groups Who Care program fees cover the cost of materials, supplies, and the resources needed to facilitate these events.
  • Your $1,000 donation is appreciated! 

Reservations & Questions

Contact engage@anticruelty.org


Virtual Crafting Crew 

You can still support our shelter pets in need through a virtual option!  

You’ll join us on Zoom for 1 hour of crafting, virtual animal interactions, and fun!

Please contact us for scheduling availability at engage@anticruelty.org

Details

  • 10-100 participant limit 
  • Groups obtain a cotton t-shirt and scissors to craft dog tug toys

Reservations & Questions:

Contact engage@anticruelty.org


Busy Fingers 

Onsite Volunteers of Anti-Cruelty complete animal enrichment projects during this exciting crafting and sewing opportunity! 

Busy Fingers projects include DIY animal enrichment and sewn pet beds. Visit our Become a Volunteer page to start your Onsite Volunteer journey!


Pup Parade 

Have you seen our friendly, adoptable shelter pups parading through the city? This “paws-itive” event is guaranteed fun!

Groups within 1 mile of our River North location can host this warm-weather, outdoor event. ACS staff walks a group of our adoptable dogs to your safe, outdoor spot to stay and play! 

Please contact us for scheduling availability at engage@anticruelty.org

Details 

  • Exact dog types & ages are often unknown, but each pup will want your pets and love!
  • Within 1 mile of our 510 N. LaSalle St. Adoption Center 
  • Inclement weather may prompt rescheduling 

Reservations & Questions:

Contact engage@anticruelty.org


Pup Pawty

This exclusive, private dog socialization event is another “pawsome” group opportunity! 

Group members join us inside our River North location for 1 hour for amazing animal interactions with our friendly shelter pups.

Please contact us for scheduling availability at engage@anticruelty.org

Details

  • 20 participant limit 
  • Your $1,000 donation is appreciated! 

Exact dog types & ages are often unknown, but we guarantee they will be sociable and ready to “pawty”! 

Free parking for visitors inside our N. Wells St. garage, just south of W. Grand Ave.

Reservations & Questions:

Contact engage@anticruelty.org