Children Invited to Read to Shelter Dogs at Arlington's "Paws to Read" Event
By Office of Communication
Posted on July 26, 2019, July 26, 2019

Paws to Read eventIt's more than just practice reading. It's a lesson in kindness and responsible pet ownership.

Arlington Animal Services is giving children the chance to read to shelter dogs at its "Kiddies Paws to Read" event.

Families are invited to the shelter Monday, July 29 and Wednesday, July 31 to participate. There will be sessions at 8:45 and 9:15 a.m. Children will be grouped together and read to the animals for 20 minutes. Participants can bring their own books or use one provided by the shelter. The program is designed for ages 4-12. Click here to register. 

Scholastic educational company says kids who read to animals are more likely to gain confidence in their abilities and find more motivation to read. 

The Arlington Animal Services shelter is located at 1000 S.E. Green Oaks Boulevard.

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