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 visit the AWLA during the hours listed below, sign a liability form at each visit, and start reading!
Story Time Club
Children aged 5-7 are invited to join us at the shelter for a very special storytime! During each storytime, we will have a special guest read a story and tell us about their role in animal welfare. We'll wrap up each club session with a visit to our adoption areas so that each child can read to a pet for 15 minutes during a one-on-one session! Fees are $8 per child*.
*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.