Surrey Animal Resource Centre has a fun program called Paws to Read.  The program lets kids come and read books to the shelter animals.

It’s open to children in grades K-6 and runs daily from 11-6:40 PM. Just call them at 604-574-6622 or drop them an e-mail at and register and you can book a 15 minute slot to hang with the animals!  They have a selection of books and bunnies, kitties, birds and other four-legged-creatures you can read to.

Of course after we were done reading we had to hang around and make sure every little fella in there got their pets in.  And, it’s air conditioned as well, so not a bad way to spend some time!