Barrio Dogs Youth & Paws Program

Youth and Paws program

Barrio Dogs Youth & Paws Program is key to improving the lives of animals in our community.

With our Youth and Paws (YAP) programs, we go into area schools and community centers, often with a therapy dog, to teach children about proper pet care and especially the importance of fixing their pets. These programs are crucial to improving the future of the animals around us and we hope that teaching children to respect and take proper care of their pets and other animals will make them responsible pet owners later in life. Also, in many cases the lessons children learn at school about proper pet care are passed on to their parents and siblings at home.