Birthday parties at NHS

Party like an animal on your birthday

Birthday Parties at NHS

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 "paw-sitively" great time for children aged 6 to 12.  Your group will enjoy two hours of doggone fun! 


  • 20 guests maximum (including adults).
  • Each group is facilitated by a Humane Educator
  • Parties take place in the Center for Humane Education that is perfect for treats, presents and games. Party room is equipped with refrigerator, freezer and sink facilities.
  • Birthday child receives a special gift pack and gets to name a shelter pet
  • Family supplies the food, beverages, cake, decorations, etc.
  • The rental fee is $275.
  • Education Teachers (paid staff) are all CPR, AED, First Aid, and Epi pen trained for your childs safety.

Party Includes:

  • A special tour of the shelter
  • Scavenger hunt
  • A variety of animal-themed activities
  • A visit from an animal (if possible due to the nature of our shelter animals)

You Bring:

  • Treats
  • Eats
  • Decorations
  • Guests

We Supply:

  • Party Room
  • Humane Educator to facilitate party
  • Gift for the birthday boy or girl
  • A visit from an animal
  • Memorable birthday fun!!

Available Party Times:

  • Saturdays — 10 a.m.-noon 
  • Saturdays — 2 p.m.-4 p.m. 

Contact Us:

To schedule a birthday party, please contact our education department at 402-444-7800, ext. 2214 or

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)

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