Shelter Buddies

The Shelter Buddies Reading Program is a mutually beneficial experience designed to help shy, anxious dogs feel more comfortable around people by having kids read to them. We want to encourage dogs to approach the front of the kennel when visitors and potential adopters are present, instead of cowering in the corner. Dogs who approach the kennel front get adopted more quickly, thus reducing the average length of stay.

For our young volunteers, scout troops and students, the Shelter Buddies Reading Program helps foster compassion and empathy, while providing a supportive environment in which to develop their reading skills. In addition, this program allows youth to make a positive impact on the world by helping animals in need.

This program is appropriate for children ages 6 and up. 


For more information or to schedule a program email Amy, Volunteer/Program Coordinator, or call her at 814-835-8331.