Academy of Pet Careers and CARE STL Partner for ‘Giveback Day’ to Improve Animal Welfare

St. Louis, MO, June 20, 2023 - The Academy of Pet Careers (APC), a premier institution for pet-oriented professions in the greater St. Louis area, is pleased to announce its annual "Giveback Day" on July 7, 2023. This day underscores APC's commitment to community service and animal welfare by supporting the activities at the Care STL Adoption Center. 


On this day, APC will temporarily suspend its regular school schedule to enable its students and staff to volunteer at the CARE STL Adoption Center. This collaborative initiative is aimed at improving the lives of animals in the shelter, demonstrating APC's dedication to making a difference in the community. 


A variety of activities will be carried out by APC's skilled students and staff. Their aspiring dog trainers will dedicate their day to evaluating and socializing the shelter dogs, preparing them for potential adoption. The APC groomers will ensure that dogs at the shelter receive a thorough and loving bath, enhancing their wellbeing and appeal to prospective adoptive families. Meanwhile, their vet assistants will perform vital health exams and assist with administering vaccinations to ensure that all animals are in the best possible health before adoption. 


In addition to donating their time and skills, APC is also organizing a donation drive to collect blankets and dog and cat toys for CARE STL. They welcome and appreciate any contributions from their generous community members. Every donation, no matter how big or small, can make a significant difference in the lives of the animals at the shelter. 


"We're excited to work together with CARE STL in this noble cause. Our Giveback Day is a reflection of our philosophy and commitment to enhance animal welfare and improve their lives," said Joseph Schifano. "We encourage our community members to join us in making this day a success by donating blankets and pet toys." 


For more information about the event or to make a donation, please visit the APC's website at or make a monetary donation directly to CARE STL at


About the Academy of Pet Careers 

The Academy of Pet Careers is a renowned pet-care vocational school, offering courses in dog training, pet grooming, and veterinary assistance. The APC has been shaping successful careers for animal lovers for several years, emphasizing hands-on experience, compassionate care, and comprehensive knowledge. 


Media Contact

Joseph Schifano

Email: [email protected]


How to Donate

The APC is collecting pet supplies to donate to the CARE STL shelter. All donations can be dropped off at the APC campus at 3550 W Clay St., St. Charles, MO 63301. Please consider donating any of the following items:

  • Blankets
  • Towels
  • Dog Toys
  • Cat Toys
  • Cages/Carriers
  • Canned Dog/Cat Food
  • Dry Dog/Cat Food

Event Details for Students/Instructors

Location: 2700 Walnut Pl, St. Louis, MO 63103

Date: July 7th, 2023

Time: 9:30am - 2:30pm

Please arrive at or before 9:30am at the location above. Dress in comfortable clothes appropriate for handling animals. Non slip shoes are a must. We look forward to seeing you there.