Rescue Readers

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Read to Adoptable Animals at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

An exciting program for children ages 5 -15 to read aloud to adoptable animals at Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League.

In order to participate, readers of all ages must attend an orientation.  A parent/guardian must also be present during all reading sessions and during the required orientation. Each reader must be registered separately. One adult may accompany up to 3 children.

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.


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Program Details


New Participants:

In order to participate, readers of all ages must attend ONE of the orientation sessions.  A parent/guardian must be present and engaged during all reading sessions and during the required orientation.  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:

The next orientations will be scheduled after the summer. 

Check back for dates, or join the waitlist to be the first to know!

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
  • 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 is required.

  • Wednesdays:  3- 4 pm or 4- 5 pm or 5-6 pm
  • Thursdays:  4-5 pm or 5- 6 pm
  • 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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