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Due to the popularity of our Wags & Tales and Purrs & Tales Programs, we have created a new reading program called “Book Pals.”

Children ages 6-15 years are welcome to register for this 3-month reading program, hosted here at the Humane Society of Broward County. Students and their parents may stop by anytime during the allowed “Reading Hours” during their session. Just bring your favorite book and a blanket or pillow to sit on, and your child can practice his/her reading by giving our shelter dogs a little story time.


Basic Program Information

Children’s Ages: 6-15 years

Allowed Reading Hours:
Monday and Wednesday: 3:00pm-6:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am-1:00pm

In order to participate: Child must be registered, supervised each visit, and child and an adult must attend orientation.

Cost: $10 per child/session

What to bring: We kindly request that each child bring a mat, blanket, or pillow to sit on for their own comfort and cleanliness. But, if you don’t want to dirty up your human blankets, you can purchase your own Official Book Pals Reading Blanket for $25.00 (optional). Children MUST bring Book Pals badge to each visit so that staff can identify if they are allowed to be participating.

52” x 47” roll up blanket, made of polyester fleece and water resistant PVC backing.

Sessions throughout the year: There will be four (4) three-month sessions.

Session Dates Orientation Date* Registration Posted
1 Sept. 1, 2017 –  Nov. 30, 2017 August 24, 2017  SOLD OUT
2 Dec. 1 2017 – Feb. 28, 2018 November 16, 2017  SOLD OUT
3 Mar. 1, 2018 – May 31, 2018 February 15, 2018 Registration Opens Jan 2, 2018
4 June 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018 May 17, 2018 Registration Opens April 1, 2018


Important Information

*Parent/Guardian and child must attend designated orientation prior to beginning their Book Pals session. Orientation will go over rules, basic dog body language, and Book Pals name badges will be given out. Reading Blankets will be available for pickup if pre-ordered or purchase at Orientation.

Orientation takes place on the second floor in the Education Center from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Register Now

Sorry, but registration for Session 2 of Book Pals is closed. Come back on January 1, 2018 to register for Session 3!