Shelter Buddies Reading Program

The Shelter Buddies Reading Program is a program for both cats and children.  Children are encouraged to bring their own favorite books or read from our selection.

Who can benefit from the Shelter Buddies Reading Program?

  • Children struggling to read
  • Children needing a confidence boost
  • Children participating in school or extra curricular activities such as Boy or Girl Scouts
  • Children wanting to spend time with cats!
Our cats will also learn how to socialize with the help of your child.  It’s a great way to help build confidence while also teaching the importance of animal care.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Children in 1st-8th grade who are accompanied by an adult.  Readings are limited to 2 children at a time to ensure a calming atmosphere.

WHEN CAN WE READ TO THE CATS?
The Shelter Buddies Reading Room is available two Sunday’s a month from 11AM – 4PM.  We ask that you call us at 724-789-1150 to schedule your reading appointment as we only offer them on certain Sundays!  You can also visit our Facebook Events Page to see which dates are scheduled!

HOW LONG CAN WE READ FOR?
For as long as you like!  We recommend 30-60 minute intervals but the duration of your stay is up to you!