Books Barks Meow!


Books Barks Meow program suspended until further notice in an abundance of caution.

Read to our Rescues

Kids, bring your parent or guardian with you to share an afternoon of reading to our wonderful pets. They love being read to!

Books Barks Meow (BBM) is a parent-supervised, reading to rescue pets volunteer program for kids age 6-13, in which children sit in front of cat or dog kennels and read to our adoptable pets. You can select books from our Noah’s Nook library located in our lobby or bring your own. 

This free volunteer program is designed to give kids a way to help socialize our cats and dogs while increasing kids’ reading and speaking abilities and confidence. All participants and parents will complete an orientation, our program contact form, sign liability & release waivers, and our Books Barks Meow reading agreement before their first reading session. Parents must remain with their children at all times. A ratio of 1 parent/guardian per child is required for reading to our dogs and 1 per 1-2 children reading to our cats. Stop by during our BBM reading sessions or email our Humane Educator, Lauren Link to learn more.

Orientations for new readers available during the first 30 minutes of each reading session.

Drop-in reading sessions schedule for returning readers:

Sundays 2:00 - 3:30pm
Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:30pm
Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30pm