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.

Virtual Orientation

Are you new to Rescue Readers? Before you and your child can attend a reading session, you both are required to complete an orientation. In orientation, we discuss animal body language and review important safety precautions. Orientation sessions are offered virtually via Zoom and last approximately 35 minutes.

Orientations are full for the summer. Please check back in September for school year dates!

Session details

Each session will begin with a brief review of the guidelines and new COVID protocols. The actual reading activity is one hour in length and costs $10 per session. Do not register for a session prior to attending a virtual orientation. 

Summer sessions offered in Golden Valley only

Golden Valley

Rescue Readers who have attended Orientation may login to view available reading sessions.


Prior to registering, please review our updated Humane Education program policies related to COVID-19.

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