Reading Buddies

A Drop-In Volunteer Project for All Ages

Reading Buddies is a drop-in volunteer project for all ages to help adoptable pets relax in the busy shelter environment. Grab a book and help the animals de-stress to the sound of your voice reading aloud to the animals.

You can bring your own book or borrow one of ours. Per shelter policy, minors must be accompanied by an adult guardian while visiting animals.  Reading sessions are restricted to the Cat Adoption Room, Charlotte’s Cat Corner, and the Small Animal Room. Sessions may be limited if the adoption rooms are crowded, especially during peak hours. 

Just sign in at the front desk and get ready to share a story. 

Who: Readers of all ages
What: Sit and read to one of our adoptable pets
Where: The Anti-Cruelty Society’s Adoption Center at 510 N. LaSalle or the Everyday Adoption Center at 1101 S. Canal St.
When:  

  • Adoption Center Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday noon–6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday noon–4 p.m. Closed Wednesdays 
  • Everyday Adoption Center: Monday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.  Sunday 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. 

Free parking is available onsite. If you have questions regarding this opportunity email education@anticruelty.org.