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!
Story Time Club
Children aged 4-6 are invited to join us at the shelter for a very special story time! During each story time, a special guest reader and unique superstar pet will read aloud a couple of fun picture books and provide time for safe interactions! We'll wrap up each club session with a visit to our adoption areas so that each child can read a couple of shelter pets for 15 minutes for one-on-one sessions to work on their own reading skills! Fees are $12 per family.
*There will be no refunds for Story Time Club. In the event that AWLA cancels the event for any reason, we will do our best to reschedule it to a later date. Childrens' parents or guardians must be in attendance at all times.