Drive Up Parties at NHS

Party like an animal on your birthday

Stuck at home?  Need a party idea?  NHS can deliver fun to your door.

Our Covid-19 Specials include a Pup Up Paw-ty or a Doggie Drive-Up!

Pup Up Paw-ty

  • Guaranteed to make the birthday boy or girl smile.
  • Our party van, decked with birthday balloons and streamers, pops by with a shelter dog and a birthday sign that you keep.
  • We serenade you with our best rendition of “happy birthday” hopefully including some dog howls!
  • We take a socially distance-appropriate photo that we’ll email to you in a fun frame, and leave a gift and activity kit for all kiddos to enjoy.
  • The birthday boy or girl gets the chance to name a shelter pet, with a certificate to make it official.
  • That’s doggone fun!

*All proceeds stay at the shelter so you can enjoy your day while you give back to the animals!

Doggie Drive Up

Be the first to rock your block with either option!

Single house Drive Up

  • Our party van pops by your address with a shelter dog who wags “hi” (from a distance).
  • We get a family porch photo –add a fun frame and email it to you.
  • We leave an activity pack that the whole family can enjoy.

*All proceeds stay at the shelter so you can enjoy your day while you give back to the animals.

Rock the Block

  • We park the party van on the block and walk the route wagging “hi” with a shelter dog.
  • Music plays as we parade by and pass out family activity packs.
  • Families can compete in the NHS trivia competition – the winning family gets a prize!

*All proceeds stay at the shelter so you can enjoy your day while you give back to the animals.


  • Pup Ups and Drive Ups are $50 through online payment.
  • Available Monday-Thursdays 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Fridays 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and some Saturdays.
  • All dates are subject to availability.
  • Due to travel time,  NHS Pup-Ups and Drive Up’s are only available for residents in Omaha and Sarpy County.
  • For information and booking contact  or at 402-444-7800 (ext. 2214)

Birthday Parties at NHS

Note: Due to COVID-19, birthday parties are not currently available at the shelter.

Parents: Are you looking for a unique way to celebrate your child's birthday?

Come have a wild time at the Nebraska Humane Society! Birthday parties at NHS are a "paws"itively great time for children age 5 to 12. Your group will enjoy two hours of dog-gone fun and frivolity!


  • Each group is facilitated by a Humane Educator
  • Parties take place in our private party area that is perfect for treats, presents and games. Party room is equipped with refrigerator, freezer and sink facilities.
  • Child receives a special gift pack and gets to name a shelter pet
  • Family supplies the food, beverages, cake, decorations, etc.
  • 15 guests maximum ($5 per additional person after 15)
  • $275 rental fee
  • Education Teachers (paid staff) are all CPR, AED, First Aid, and Epi pen trained for your childs safety.

Party Includes:

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the shelter
  • Scavenger hunt
  • A variety of animal-themed activities

You Bring:

  • Treats
  • Eats
  • Decorations
  • Guests

We Supply:

  • Party Room
  • Humane Educator to facilitate party
  • Gift for the birthday boy or girl
  • Memorable birthday fun

Available Party Times:

  • Saturdays
    • 10:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.
    • 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    • By appointment
  • Weekdays
    • By appointment only
  • We do not offer birthday parties in June or July.

Contact Us:

For more information or to schedule a birthday party, please contact Alysa at 402-444-7800, ext. 2396 or send her an email.