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. 

Available Sessions 

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.

Reading sessions are currently only available to participants who have previously completed an orientation session. 

To register, please call 763-489-2220.

Three available times for each date, Golden Valley location only: 

  • 9-10:30 AM
  • 11 AM-12:30 PM
  • 1-2:30 PM


  • Sunday, Jan. 16
  • Saturday, Jan. 17
  • Sunday, Jan. 24
  • Saturday, Jan. 30
  • Sunday, Jan. 31


  • Sunday, Feb. 7
  • Sunday, Feb. 14
  • Sunday, Feb. 21
  • Sunday, Feb. 28


View our cancellation policy and FAQs.

If you additional questions about Rescue Readers, please contact our Humane Education team at 763-489-2220 or send us a message.

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

Contact the Pet Helpline