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Read to Adoptable Animals at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

Exciting new program for children ages five through fifteen to read aloud to adoptable animals at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.

Whether your children are too young to volunteer on campus and looking for service hours, or you’re looking for a new way to engage your kids, reading to shelter animals is a perfect fit. Not only are the children able to develop their reading skills and boost self-esteem in front of a non-judgmental audience, but it also provides valuable socialization and love to the shelter animals.

Program Details

In order to participate, readers and parent/guardian must attend an orientation. Parent/guardians must also be present and engaged during all reading sessions. Each reader must be accompanied by an adult.


There is a $40 registration cost for this 6-week program, including the required orientation & training. 


Orientation Details:

We will be hosting an orientation on two upcoming dates:

  • Wednesday, June 16th  from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Friday, June  18th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

During this class, participants will….

  • Learn about dog and cat behaviors
  • Learn to recognize signs of stress
  • Learn to provide a soothing and calming environment for shelter pets
  • Engage in practice reading session to review supplies, needs, and rules

After participants have completed the required training, they will be able to sign up for weekly reading sessions.


Program Details:

Readers may spend up to 1 hour, with the opportunity to rotate between animals. 

Reading times are held weekly (starting Wednesday June 30th thru Friday Aug 6th):

  • Wednesdays 4pm - 5pm or 5pm - 6pm
  • Fridays 11am - 12pm or 12pm - 1pm


If the program is full, please sign up for the waitlist and you will be notified when more spaces become available.






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