Reading helps shy dogs learn to relax around people and teaches high energy dogs that calm behavior is desirable. When children tell stories to the dogs, it also helps them develop their own reading skills!
WHO: Kind Kids ages 6 - 15
WHERE: HSMO's Macklind Ave. Headquarters
HSMO's Kuehner Center in Chesterfield Valley
COST: $5 per child
WHEN: New dates at Chesterfield Valley coming soon!
Dates & Times at Macklind HQ »
PLEASE NOTE: One parent is required to attend the training and must accompany the child every time they come to read.
Closed-toed, rubber-soled shoes are required to protect your feet and give better traction when walking through the animal wings.
You are welcome to bring a favorite book but we do have a library of more than 100 animal-themed books to choose from.
You only need to attend ONE 90 minute training session, then you will be given a schedule of available reading hours. You can come read for as little or as long as you'd like during designated hours, available seven days a week.
Cancellations: Please notify us via email or phone at 314.951.1579 at least one week prior to your scheduled session if you need to cancel or reschedule. You can be added to an upcoming open session. Due to high demand, we are unable to accommodate changes within seven days of a scheduled session.