Fetch A Book

Paws Encourage Reading At MAC and In the Community

Currently virtual only. For more information please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Brandon Hamilton at volunteercoordinator@mckameyanimalcenter.org


People of all ages are invited to the shelter to read to the animals on our adoption floor!

This program helps everyone improve their reading skills and the shelter animals by providing socialization and positive human interaction. Cats and dogs find the rhythmic sound of voice very comforting and soothing. They also learn the important skill of sitting calmly with a person.

Fetch A Book reading times at MAC are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday between 11am - 4pm Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. We ask that an adult is responsible for no more than 2 children each.

Additionally, MAC takes shelter dogs to local schools and libraries to help encourage kids and adults to read. Teachers have seen higher improvements in literacy scores from students who worked with a MAC dog versus other students.

(currently suspended) **On every first and third Tuesday of the month, kids are invited to read to a MAC dog at the Chattanooga Public Library from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Please click here for more information about this program.

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