Shelter Buddies Reading Program

PCAS Shelter Buddies

2023 Shelter Buddies Reading Program Begins May 30

Reading can be ‘pawsome’ fun for everyone!


The free reading program incorporates volunteerism and reading literacy to increase animal socialization efforts for shelter dogs up for adoption. 


Why:  The program is designed to bring comfort to and reduce the anxiety of our shelter pets while nurturing empathy in children.

Who:  Children ages 6-15.

When:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. May 30 through August 17, 2023.

Where:  PCAS, 4550 County Home Road, Greenville, N.C.

How:  Sign up online or call  252-902-1725.

Extra:  Children who read for 5 hours will receive a special Shelter Buddies t-shirt. 

Program requirements:

  • Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Bring a book (sitting pillow if desired).
  • Wear closed-toed rubber-soled shoes.
  • Read as little or as long during their 30-minute time slot.
  • Cancellations should be made via email or phone at least one hour prior to the scheduled session.  
  • Reading sessions are by appointment only and limited to five readers each day. 

For more information or to schedule a session, contact Miranda Guinn, Shelter Supervisor at 252-902-1726 or 

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