Birthdays with the Animals
Birthdays with the Animals

Birthdays at HHS are a wagging good time!

Spend your child's special day at Halifax Humane Society (HHS). Our staff will make your child's birthday bash as memorable as possible with interaction with pets, a shelter tour, and more. Everyone at the party will get a chance to meet and greet some of our extraordinary shelter animals, including how they are cared for and how we work hard to find them homes.

Party program

How it works-

  • Birthday parties are for children ages 5-13
  • Exclusive use of our education room for two hours (11 am to 1 pm recommended). Party parent(s) can arrive as early as 10:00 am to decorate.
  • Available on Saturdays or Sundays
  • An orientation presentation and shelter tour
  • A safe supervised opportunity to interact with HHS animals
  • All guests will enter the party using the Education Room entrance located on the east side of the main facility between the adoption lobby and the admissions lobby.



  • The standard birthday program accommodates up to 12 kids, including birthday child and siblings. DUE TO COVID, ONLY 20 PEOPLE TOTAL ARE ALLOWED IN THE EDUCATION ROOM.
  • The party planner (parent) is responsible for all guests wearing MASKS and following social distancing guidelines of 6-feet separation in and out of the Education (party) Room. People can remove masks while eating and drinking, of course.
  • All birthday attendees will have their temperature taken upon entry. If anyone is not feeling well, they should not attend the party. HHS is not responsible for any guest becoming ill as a result of attending the party.


What to bring?

  • A birthday cake, knife to cut the cake, spatula to serve
  • Drinks, food, and/or snacks for your guests (pizza is usually the easiest)
  • Utensils, paper plates, napkins, other serving utensils, cups for drinks, etc.
  • Gifts (time is set aside for gift opening), decorations, etc.
  • Donations for the animals!

HHS facilities are peanut allergy safe, so please leave any peanuts or nut-related products at home.


Book Your Party

It is important to book your party at least 6-8 weeks in advance, as our schedule fills up very quickly. All details must be completed and confirmed at least one week before your party, so make sure you book several weeks in advance to avoid last-minute preparations.

We require a room deposit of $75.00. If the room is not cleaned and put back to the original status it was when received, the deposit will not be returned. Please clean the room, remove all decorations, and place all tables and chairs back to their original positions.

There is a $100.00 donation required for the use of the room and services of HHS staff.

Download the form shown below to complete and return to

Download File (Birthdays at HHS is a wagging good time.pdf)


Date of party: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­____________  Time: From _______  to _______


Birthday person: _____________________________  Age: _________


Parent Name: _____________________________________   Phone: ______________________


Email:  _______________________________________________________


Address: ____________________________________________________   City: _______________


Zip Code: ________________


I understand the terms and conditions of this agreement.


Parent: (please print name) ____________________________________            Date: ________________


Parent Signature: ____________________________________________