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Reading Buddies

Do you enjoy reading?  Do you need practice reading aloud?  Do you love animals?  If you answered “yes” to any of those question then you should join Reading Buddies at the Humane Society of Broward County.  Come and read to either the homeless dogs or cats and make their day!  The animals love hearing the natural sound of a human’s voice during their stay here at the shelter.

Registration for the 2024 – 2025 Reading Buddies dates will open in mid-August.


Children 6 to 16 years of age.


First floor at the Humane Society of Broward County. An Education Volunteer will be hosting our reading program and will meet you downstairs near the main cattery. She will assist you and guide you during your session.



4:30 – 5:30 pm

  • September 18, 2024
  • October 16, 2024
  • November 20, 2024
  • December 18, 2024
  • January 15, 2025
  • February 19, 2025
  • March 19, 2025
  • April 16, 2025
  • May 21, 2025


If you choose to read with the kitties, you will be allowed to go into the community cat rooms and pet the cats while reading.

If you choose to read to the dogs, please bring a cozy blanket to sit on. You will be reading outside of their cages. Although you won’t be able to pet them, they love hearing the sound of your voice. It is very comforting to them. Feel free to bring some treats as well to feed them while you read.

We have a large variety of animal-related books available for you to choose from. You are welcome to use ours or bring your own books to read.

Parents must supervise their children at all times.

A donation of $15.00 a session is required and must be pre-registered.

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