Animal Services Academy


Welcome to the Animal Services Academy!

The Animal Services Academy is an opportunity for anyone 16 years of age or older in Washington County to learn about the services and resources we offer the people and pets in our community.

This free 10-week virtual training program aims to help community members understand how the Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter works and to empower you to share animal-related resources and information with your friends, neighbors, and online networks. No onsite or animal handling opportunities will be available.


General Overview
The Importance of Licensing your Dog
Field Services: Investigating abuse, neglect, and code enforcement
Animal Intake: What happens to the animals at the shelter
Veterinary Medicine within Animal Shelters
Animal Enrichment
Community Resources
Disaster Preparedness- how to prepare you and your pets
Careers in Animal Welfare

After completing the Academy, you will have the chance to apply to become an official Volunteer Ambassador.


Registration is closed for the Winter 2022 Animal Services Academy 

If you would like to be notified when registration for our next term opens, please contact Karrie Johnson.