Sponsored in honor of the marriage of Mayumi Robinson and Nathan Anderson, Telling Tails is a renewed initiative created to engage New Hampshire elementary and middle school students in reading sessions with pets in our facility.

Reading comprehension and basic literacy is one of the most important skills acquired during early developmental years. Pet socialization while in a large facility is also crucial during a pet's stay so they remain friendly, loved, and well-behaved. Always interested in being a more vibrant part of the community and an innovative partner, New Hampshire Humane Society established Telling Tails in hopes of solving both challenges simultaneously.

Small groups of students (6-10 at a time) can be scheduled by a teacher, parent, legal guardian, or community program director. A library of age-appropriate pet-themed books is provided for session use and students are paired with appropriate pets to read one-on-one or in small group sessions based on space. Sessions are usually half an hour in length at New Hampshire Humane Society by appointment only.

Telling Tails sessions currently take place on Wednesday afternoons between 1 & 3 pm. For information or to schedule a session, please contact Lis, our Projects and Programs Manager, by clicking HERE  to send her an email.