Storytime at the CAP Animal Shelter | Kids Out and About Houston

Storytime at the CAP Animal Shelter

Accompanied children ages 6 & up are invited to read aloud to a homeless shelter pet for 15-minute intervals at the CAP Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center after school throughout the academic school year. No fee, No waivers, No training required. Simply register your child online. This is a great way for children to earn service hours too! Learn more at under the cap4kids tab.

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Parents are invited to accompany children ages 6 & up to read a book aloud to a furry friend for 15 minute intervals. Children gain confidence in their reading skills while helping shy homeless pets become more comfortable with people. 

We encourage kids to bring their favorite books to share with the animals, but we also provide a few dozen animal-themed books that children can choose to read from as well.

Children are invited to sit outside a pet’s kennel space and read calmly using soft voices and making no sudden movements for a period lasting no longer than 15 minutes per pet while being supervised by a parent or guardian. All shelter pets will remain inside their kennel space.

Each child must be registered.  Half-hour shifts available most Thursday’s after-school. To register your child, go online to

Our furry residents crave attention, and this program provides it in a comfortable and non-threatening manner. This activity also allows kids ages 6 & up to earn service hours for school, scouts, etc.  Adult supervision is required at all times.  

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


CAP Animal Shelter & Pet Adoption Center
17555 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX, 77094
United States


Contact name: 
Ana Rodriguez
Email address: 
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM