Paws & Read at AWLA

Reading to pets is a very rewarding activity for kids and pets alike! Your child can improve their literacy and help shelter pets relax and socialize through our reading programs.


Paws & Read

Children and young teens from kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to “Paws and Read” with our adoptable cats and small companion animals. This is a free program - simply sign up for a session below, check-in when you arrive, and start reading!

Paws & Read Story Time (2)

Special Events

Children ages 4 - 10 years old are invited to the shelter on Friday, May 31st at 5:30 pm for a Spring story time with our Youth Programs Coordinator, Madi! Tickets are $5 per child.

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If you have any questions about the Paws and Read program, please contact the shelter at 703.931.9241 or