The Carbon County Environmental Education Center will host a program for those interested in learning more about the pros and cons of owning various dog breeds, on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m.

"Choosing the right pet" will be presented by noted animal behaviorist Susan Bulanda. The program is free of charge and open to all ages.

Bulanda is the author of several books including "God's Creatures: A Biblical View of Animals", and more recently, "Faithful Friends: Holocaust Survivors' Stories of the Pets Who Gave Them Comfort, Suffered Alongside Them, and Waited for Their Return."

The CCEEC staff will also be on hand to discuss reptiles and other exotics as pets.

For more information, or to register, call (570)-645-8597. CCEEC is located at the west end of Mauch Chunk Lake Park, just outside Jim Thorpe, along the Lentz Trail Highway.