Rescue Readers

rescue readers
rescue readers

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

Current Readers will receive an email to renew their reading passes. If you are a current Rescue Reader and have not received your renewal notice, please contact to receive your renewal link and special pricing.

New Participants:

In order to participate, readers and parent/guardian must attend an orientation. Parent/guardians must also be present and engaged during all reading sessions. One adult may oversee multiple children, but all will be required to stay together in each space.


There is a $55 registration cost per reader for this 7-week programincluding the required orientation, training, and materials


Orientation Details:

We will be hosting an orientation on upcoming dates:

March 30th at 5:00 pm (Wednesday)

March 31st at 5:00 pm (Thursday)


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 on select weeks. 

Registration required

Wednesdays:  4- 5 pm or 5-6 pm

Thursdays:  4-5 pm or 5- 6pm

Fridays: 11 am- noon


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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