NCAL offers many opportunities for public members to interact with shelter animals and learn about the homeless pet population issue, as well as solutions to address the problem through our education and outreach programs for kids and adults. Our programs aim to spread awareness on responsible pet ownership and encourage people to adopt instead of purchasing a pet, to educate people about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets, and to inspire people to become involved in animal welfare and our mission and work.
Together we can put an end to the unnecessary killing of adoptable animals, and envision a future where there are no more homeless pets.
Please view our calendar to learn about ongoing or upcoming outreach events and programs.
Outreach Programs at NCAL Shelter
This year, NCAL has begun offering multiple opportunities for all ages that are both educational and recreational on its premises. View our calendar to read more about upcoming programs and events. To set up a group tour or a school visit, please click HERE. If you have any thoughts or questions about these programs, please email us.
Offsite Adoption Events
We are proud to partner with organizations for off-site adoption events which allow the animals, potential adopters, and staff to interact in a new environment while also raising community awareness of homeless pets. Some events we have been lucky to be a part of are the PK Coffee Pupuccino program, Deb’s Dog’s Day Out, Heritage Toyota More Love Pets Adoption Expo, and Pet Food Warehouse’s Adoption Offsite events. We are also a Petsmart Adoption Partner and participate in their quarterly National Adopt-a-thons with both dogs and cats at their Williston, VT location.
Open Houses and Shelter Events
Families are invited to open house and other multiple events at the shelter throughout the year to tour the facility, visit the animals, enjoy special activities for children and adults, and learn more about the shelter. For upcoming events, please view our calendar.
NCAL staff members and volunteers are also available, upon request, to visit offsite locations in or near Lamoille County to provide community members a chance to interact with our shelter animals and learn about ways to get involved with our mission. To arrange a visit, please email us.
NCAL serves as a resource for the Laraway School and Lamoille County Mental Health Services. If interested in setting up a partnership program with NCAL, please email us.