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Age Range

  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required



Cats, dogs and rabbits at the Pasadena Humane are patiently waiting for new homes. You can help entertain and keep them happy by making toys! Completed service projects may be submitted any time Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. to PH Volunteer Services Office. Please feel free to ask for a service hours acknowledgement form when you submit your completed projects.

What's Needed To Complete

Tennis ball 2 pieces of fleece (44" x 6") 1 piece of fleece (10" x 1") Scissors

Special Requirements

Adult help may be needed for younger children.

How It Makes A Difference

Our shelter cats, dogs and rabbits stay happy and entertained while they patiently wait for new homes with the toys and treats made for them by volunteers like you. 

Where to Serve

From Home/Anywhere*


Collect and organize all your supplies! Use scissors to cut fleece into 2 pieces measuring 44 inches by 6 inches and 1 piece measuring 10 inches by 1 inch. Lay the two wide strips of fabric in the shape of an X and place the ball in the middle. Wrap the ball with all the layers and gather the strips at the bottom of the ball. Take your skinny strip and tie a tight double knot to secure the fabric-wrapped ball. Now you should have four wide strips hanging from the base of your ball. Cut each of the four strips into three even sections. You will have 12 sections total. Braid the 3 newly cut strips and knot it at the bottom. Repeat until you have 4 braids total. Note: it is very important that the braids be tight. If the braids are loose, we will be unable to give them to the dogs due to safety issues To learn more about this craft, check out this". Mail or drop off completed toys at Pasadena Humane: 361 S. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105

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