Humane Education

Our mission begins with our commitment to education.

Every year we visit all of our local elementary schools sowing the seeds of compassion by teaching responsible pet ownership and safety around animals. Every month, through the support of local businesses and the Corvallis Gazette-Times, we publish a pet-care page in our local paper. Every day we have volunteers in our shelter. Many of them range in age between 8 and 15 years. While they are here they volunteer side-by-side with a family member. Together they learn the joy of giving and helping others in need.

If you would like to have our Humane Educator or Volunteer Coordinator visit your school, church or activities club, please contact us.

Classroom Visits

Camp Catnip

Kindness Kid’s Club

Heartland Birthday Parties

Having a birthday? Well, you can share your special day with friends and family at Heartland.

Birthday Parties Include:

  • 2-hour party for birthday child and 9 guests
  • Shelter tour
  • Animal handling
  • Animal themed goody bags
  • Decorations and all tableware

Birthday Party Fee: $100 (due the day of the party)

You are welcome to bring snacks, treats, and refreshments.

Please book at least one month in advance, per availability (*We do not book parties during the January and February months). Children must be turning 8 years old or older. 

To book, please contact Lauren Garcia, Humane Education Coordinator at, or call (541) 757-9000 ext. 108