Studies show that reading aloud to pets can increase a child's reading ability and improve their attitude towards reading. Our Nuzzle Buddies program will pair your child with a shelter dog or cat in a comfortable environment. There your child is free to read his or her favorite books in a one-on-one setting. Each Nuzzle Buddy will also document the day’s session: who they read to, the pet’s reaction to story time and any observations they want to include.
**We are currently not booking any further Nuzzle Buddies sessions until January of 2018, but please reach back out to us again in the New Year!
Many of our young volunteers read out loud to our pets in our special Nuzzle Buddies Reading Room. Your contribution of only $40 will aid us in purchasing dog beds, blankets and toys to help make the Nuzzle Buddy experience as comfortable as possible for both person and pet.