Little Shelter has introduced a “Reading Program” into five local Elementary Schools. Dogs that were originally adopted from Little Shelter have been specially trained to become “Reading Assistant Dogs." The dogs work with students who show stress and anxiety toward reading in a traditional classroom. This is a literacy program that also helps to develop social skills.
The majority of the animals at Little Shelter have been rescued from kill shelters on Long Island and New York City. Every animal we save is assessed for temperament, so we have some degree of comfort that no serious behavioral problems exist. In addition, each dog and cat gets a thorough veterinary exam and receives the necessary vaccinations.
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Little Shelter has paved the way with original programs that give back to the community. Since 1927 we have been proud to introduce programs and see them brought over to shelters around the country.