Rescue Readers

Rescue Readers

Research shows reading can have a calming effect on animals. Rescue Readers is a one-hour program for all readers, where participants read to the animals in our adoption centers. Readers provide soothing company to dogs, cats, and critters as they await adoption. As a bonus, new readers gain confidence and improve their reading skills. 

In order to comply with current CDC guidelines, each reading session will have no more than three participants. Prior to registering, please review our updated Humane Education program policies related to COVID-19. 

Session details

Each session will begin with a health screening and a brief review of the guidelines and new COVID protocols. The actual reading activity is one hour in length and cost $10 per session. Rescue Readers is currently offered at our Golden Valley location only.

To register, please call 763-489-2220.

Available sessions 

There are three available times for each session in April and May: 

  • 9-10 AM
  • 10:30-11:30 AM
  • 12-1 PM
April reading sessions
  • Saturday, April 3
  • Saturday, April 10
  • Saturday, April 17
  • Sunday, April 18
  • Saturday, April 24
May reading sessions
  • Saturday, May 1
  • Sunday, May 2
  • Saturday, May 8  1 PM and 2:30 PM ONLY
  • Saturday, May 15
  • Sunday, May 23

Virtual Orientation

Are you new to Rescue Readers? Before you and your child can attend a reading session, you both need to complete an orientation. In orientation we will learn how to read animal body language and review important safety precautions. Orientation sessions are offered virtually via Zoom. 

April orientation sessions
  • Tuesday, April 6, 6 PM
  • Saturday, April 24, 2 PM
May orientation sessions
  • Tuesday, May 4, 6 PM
  • Saturday, May 15, 2 PM

To register, please call 763-489-2220.

For caring, compassionate advice and resources to address all your animal concerns.

Contact the Pet Helpline