Deck the Howls at the Humane Society of Missouri

On December 12, 2015, kids took part in the first annual Deck the Howls reading event! Kind Kids read holiday stories to shelter pets, made greeting cards for adoptable animals’ kennels, and enjoyed hot coca and cookies.

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.

The 2016 Deck the Howls event is scheduled for December 2, 2016! Learn more and register at

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