Pet Literacy Program (under 18 years of age)

The Pet Literacy Program welcomes readers of all ages to participate in reading to shelter animals here at Long Beach Animal Care Services. Readers improve upon and develop their skills while also providing some much needed company to homeless animals. Many of the animals at our shelter had a home once and hearing a human's voice not only calms and soothes them but the attention and companionship helps socialize them prior to adoption!
To participate, please go to our front desk at admissions during our operating hours and tell the staff you are here for the Pet Literacy Program. Each volunteer would then get a Pet Literacy badge and would be able to go the kennels and read to the animals. You may bring a book of your choice or we have a bookshelf of children's books here (You can also bring any school textbooks as well)!