ANAA educa

Developing emotional intelligence through

the human-animal bond

School Visits

As teachers, we strongly believe that field trips hold immense educational value. Not only do they foster social development and improve the students’ observation and perception skills, but also allow them to learn outside of the classroom, in a much more stimulating environment. And they are fun!

ANAA offers a real-world, hands on experience based on animal care and welfare issues. Students will have the opportunity to see first-hand how an animal shelter works; they’ll learn about the stories of some of the animals in our care, and how they behave and communicate with one another. These stories about neglect and abandonment, and also our happy endings, will help them empathize and connect with their own emotions. Download our program for the 2020-21 school year

These are some of the objectives of the visit:

  • Promoting responsible pet ownership.
  • Raising awareness about animal neglect and abandonment in our country.
  • Learning about the important work of animal welfare organizations such as ANAA.
  • Empathizing with animals at the shelter and learning about some of our happy endings.


The visit is divided into two parts:

  • An educational workshop at our training room.
  • A visit to the shelter facilities.


*All activities will be adapted to meet the needs of each specific groups.


ANAA’s facilities are located in Valdetorres de Jarama, Madrid.  To book a visit, send us an email to You’ll receive a map and directions on how to get there.

If you need more information, click here.

Testimonials from some of our visitors:

“Many students from Parque School are very thankful to ANAA for showing them during their workshop how to respect and look after animals. Children fondly remember the Vietnamese pigs, and how they prepared their meals and fed them. They were surprised at how clever they were! They were also very happy to learn that ANAA provides such good care for so many homeless pets.

Thank you for teaching young people to love, care for and respect all animals”. 

“Last Saturday we got the chance to visit ANAA with our Águila Scout Group. We wanted these kids to learn about the responsibilities that come with owning a dog or a cat, and ANAA helped us to deliver the message. They made them think about what it means to adopt a pet: money, time requirement, commitment, veterinary care, etc. We spent some time petting some of the animals in their care: dogs, cats and Vietnamese pigs (we even got the chance to fee them!). We are very thankful to the volunteers for being so patient and helpful. We were really happy to find there are many good people who dedicate their time to helping homeless animals. Thank you very much!”

Looking for an immersion activity for your students?


We provide a range of workshops on Social and Emotional learning linked to animal welfare, and the good news is that we also do it in English.


Would you like to know more? Click here and you will receive all the information in English.