Birthday Parties

Interactive and Educational Birthday Fun!

If your child has a birthday party coming up, why not celebrate with the animals?

Birthday party 3Birthdays are a chance to play and celebrate another year of growing up. We offer fun-filled birthday parties with tons of animal interaction, an interactive behind-the scenes tour and more! Our OHS birthday parties are an awesome way to help support the animals at the OHS by not only showing our shelter animals some love but also learning a bit about what it takes to be an A+ pet owner. OHS birthday parties are perfect for children who love animals and are interested in learning more about animal welfare and animal care. Celebrate your child’s birthday with some four-legged fun!

CakeWe host birthday parties on Friday at:

  • 5 p.m.

Or on Saturday and Sunday at:

  • 10 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 p.m.

OHS birthday parties are two hours in length and suitable for animal lovers between four and 12 years old.

The price of each party package includes 10 children, with every additional child at a fee (maximum of 20 children).

Package details Original birthday package ($250) Deluxe birthday package ($375)
Each additional child $15 $25
Includes one gift package for guest of honour: OHS  t-shirt, engraved ID tag with birthday child’s name, and a temporary tattoo Included Included
Printed 4×6 photo of party guests with animal By request By request
Animal interactions Included Included
Activity led by OHS staff One One
Tour of the shelter Included Included
Decorations (balloons, birthday banners and table cloths) Included Included
Plain or basic cups, plates, napkins, cutlery Included Included
Personal online fundraising page By request By request
OHS birthday cake (from The Cake Shop) N/A Included
Pizza and drinks N/A Included
NEW: OHS branded loot bag items N/A Included


Party Activities

Your group has the option of doing one of the following special activities:

  • Decorating and building hide-and-perch boxes for the cats at the shelter!
  • No-bake dog treats for your dog or a friend’s dog! NOW Peanut Free!
  • Cat toys to play with our adoptable cats and to take home for your cat too!

In addition to:

Small animal interaction – guests will learn proper animal handling before the animal is brought in to visit the party guests. Animals that may be seen here are guinea pigs, rats or bunnies!

  • Cat gallery visit – guests are invited to visit our adoptable cats in the OHS cat gallery. Proper handling and visitation rules will be outlined before entering this space.
  • Dog Buddies – guests will have the opportunity to meet one of our favourite OHS volunteer dogs. These guys love to spend their weekend visiting birthday parties, so get ready for some tail-wagging fun!

All proceeds above and beyond the costs to run the party go to the animals at the OHS!

Space is limited, so register today!

Parties are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis and you will be asked to provide your top three date requests.

For more information about birthday party availability or to book a party, please contact our Attendant: Reception by phone at 613-725-3166, ext. 297 or by email at You can also request a party by filling out our online form.

 2016-2017 Fall/Winter Program Guide