Kids Read Books At The Shelter To Help Dogs Become More Adoptable For The Holidays

The Humane Society of Missouri held their first annual “Deck the Howls” reading event back in 2015, and it was an instant success. In addition to reading to the dogs to help them become more adoptable, the kids made greeting cards for the adoptable animals’ kennels and enjoyed some hot cocoa and cookies. ūüôā

“The Shelter Buddies Reading Program at the Humane Society of Missouri was designed to help our shelter dogs become more adoptable. Participants sit outside of the dogs kennel and read to them, which helps shy dogs learn to relax around people, while teaching high-energy dogs that calm behavior is desirable. When children read stories to the dogs, it also helps them develop their own reading skills.”

This is amazing! Hopefully more shelters start programs like this. ūüôā