Welcome to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

Birthday "Pawties"

We are not scheduling birthday "pawties" at this time. Please check this page in the future for updates.

Great for kids aged 5 to 95, League Birthday Pawties provide the opportunity to celebrate a birthday our favorite way—with animals! Children and parents alike enjoy these fun, informative shelter visits which include animal-themed games and activities and a visit with one of our Animal Ambassadors. Best of all, children learn animal welfare themes in a fun way—from our animals themselves.

For details on our "pawties" please click here.


When Are Pawties Held?

Birthday Pawty2Pawties last approximately two hours and can be booked Friday evenings, for any two hour window between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Typically, pawties are booked one to two months in advance.


What Does the League Provide?

Each pawty includes a shelter tour, a visit with an Animal Ambassador, animal-themed activities, and time for cake and gifts. The League decorates and provides a small gift for the birthday child.


What Does the Host Bring?

Birthday Pawty1Please remember to bring food, drinks, cake and candles, cups, plates and all utensils. Also, if the group plans to do an activity, remember all necessary activity supplies. Food may be delivered to the shelter.


What Does a Pawty Cost?

Pawties cost $200 for a maximum of 15 children (including the birthday child). Payment must be received two weeks prior to the event, and there is a $25 cancellation fee. We ask that one adult be present for every five children.


Hosting a Pawty?

Click here to download a printer-friendly invitation.

For more information, please call 703.746.4774.