Camp Happy Tails Summer Camp


Got kids who love animals? The Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter offers a whole lineup of summer camps geared towards animal enthusiasts. Camp Happy Tails teaches kids how to be safe, responsible pet guardians, and how to make our community a better place for all animals. What better way to spend the summer than making new friends, learning together, playing games, and hanging out with amazing animals? The kids aren’t the only ones who have fun; our shelter pets receive some much needed TLC as well!

 *We have camp opportunities at both our East Bank and West Bank shelter locations!

 *Scholarship inquiries? Please email our Camp Coordinator at

Animal Sheltering 101 

AGES 13-15 Not for the faint of heart, (cat hair, dog drool, and loud noises!) this camp is designed for teens that want to explore behind-the-scenes daily life at one of the busiest Open Intake animal shelters in the South.  We will clean cat kennels, walk dogs, and help care for our animals in our care, which means dog drool and/or cat hair on our clothes. We will explore animal welfare issues, have guest speakers, and work on marketing our adoptable shelter pets through social media, artwork and conversations. We will be tired at the end of each day, but will feel good because we made life better for our shelter animals! By the end of the week, campers will have a thorough understanding of the animal shelter, from intake to adoption and everything in between. As an added bonus, participants will be credited with 20 hours of service learning hours for participating in this camp. 



Camp Policies HERE

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To contact the Jefferson SPCA

Jefferson SPCA

4421 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson, LA 70121

Phone: 504-733-5878


To contact the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelters

Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter - East Bank

1 Humane Way, Harahan, LA 70123

Phone: 504-736-6111


Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter - West Bank

2701 Lapalco Blvd, Harvey, LA 70058 

Phone: 504-349-5111


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