Reading to Dogs at South LA Animal Services

Trendy Little Sweethearts Reading to Dogs at South LA Animal Services | Trendy Little Sweethearts

I had the chance to do one of the coolest things I have yet done this past Sunday with Shawn, Miya, and Bauer.  We joined some of Miya’s friends from school, and some new friends we’ve recently made, at South LA Animal Services to read to dogs!  It was a heart-warming afternoon.

Simple idea: read to the dogs around you!

The premise behind our Read to Dogs event was to have young children and their families bring their favorite book to the shelter and connect with dogs who are looking for forever homes.

Through this fun and light-hearted event, dogs who are kenneled most of the day get a chance to relax, and children learn that they can make a difference, even at a young age.  

Young girl and her mom reading to dogs at South LA Animal Services as part of our Walk the Dog Collection

I partnered with Marissa from De la Doggies, Amanda from Watts Project, and Dean from South LA Animal Services to make this idea come to life.  Inspired by Maddie’s story within our Walk the Dog Collection, it went so well that we’re totally pumped to do it on an ongoing basis!

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A big thank you to Marissa (De la Doggies) and Lexie from In Joy Photography for capturing the beautiful moments this event created.  And to the volunteers at South LA Animal Services and Watts Project for making it come to life.

Here’s a video we put together with all of the photos:

This event was a part of recreating Max & Maddie’s Walk the Dog Adventure from our Walk the Dog Collection.  Check out the clothing here to see how your little sweetheart can dress like Max & Maddie  and walk or read to dogs themselves!

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