Pet Reading Buddy

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Where: AWL Wingfield Shelter - 1-19 Cormack Rd, Wingfield SA 5013 Price: $15.00

Upcoming sessions:
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Does your child love reading or need more practice?

Whether children love to read or find it difficult, Pet Reading Buddy gives kids the chance to read aloud in a critique-free environment; PLUS they can have fun sounding out their words, practising intonation and telling stories to a friendly and willing audience (CATS!).

With a therapeutic and calming presence, pets can give your child the confidence they need to not only improve their reading, but to even enjoy getting lost in a story.  There are countless examples of animals/therapy pets helping children to improve their social and learning skills and now the AWL want to help too!

With a shelter full of animals who're craving attention the AWL have the perfect audience to help your child in becoming a confident and happy reader.

Pet Reading Buddy is for ages 8 to 17 and runs during the school holidays. 


  • Location: AWL Wingfield Shelter
  • 2.5-hour session
  • Children will read to cats only
  • Minimum of 5 participants - maximum of 10 participants 
  • Fee:  $15.00 per participant  
  • Participants to bring their own books
  • The session will also include a guided, behind the scenes tour of the AWL Wingfield Shelter, plus time for children to learn about responsible pet ownership
  • Participants must have completed and returned the Pet Reading Buddy Registration Form a miminum of 1x week prior to the session

How to register:

Step 1: Download the Pet Reading Buddy registration form
Step 2: Book and pay online
Step 3: Return Pet Reading Buddy registration form via email: or via mail: 1-19 Cormack Rd, Wingfield, SA 5013

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