The benefit of the Rescue Readers reading program is for dogs to become accustomed to having people around their kennel who are not taking them out, feeding them, or asking anything of them at all. This has shown to reduce anxiety in high energy dogs and help to calm more fearful timid dogs and improve behavior when being approached by potential adopters. It also helps dogs get used to being around people of all ages, genders, and races. It has proven to be a win-win situation for all involved in that it also helps boost the confidence of the readers as well as the dogs, especially children that may be shy or self-conscious since dogs are not judgmental. It has also been proven to increase the reading levels of young readers who consistently participate in the program.
Preregistration required: Limited space available.
WHO: Kind Kids ages 6 – 15
WHERE: HSMSC, 935 Farm Rd, Memphis, TN 38135
COST: $5 per child
WHEN: Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 3:00 PM
PLEASE NOTE: One parent/guardian is required to accompany each child.
Closed-toed, rubber-soled shoes are required to protect your feet and give better traction when walking through the facility.
Please bring a favorite book to read, we do have a small library of books on site if needed.
All proceeds from your $5 registration will support HSMSC.
The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County (HSMSC) has partnered with International Paper upon the publication of Apollo the Spacedog. Apollo the Spacedog is an original children’s book created by International Paper in collaboration with illustrator Kyle Beckett. This adventure story introduces young readers to Apollo, a shelter dog who longs to find a home, and Andi, a 7-year-old girl who’s into astronomy — two daring characters who team up to outrun a space monster. Apollo the Spacedog gives readers a glimpse of Andi’s vivid imagination, with action scenes brought to life through the magic of augmented reality.