We believe the foundation of pet care and education begins with the young generation. When young minds are given the tools and knowledge to succeed, they spread that among their peer groups. We have a small team of “junior volunteers” that speak to their peers in a language and demonstration that they understand without the authority of an adult, which can intimidate some children. Through reading programs, hands-on demonstrations of habits, and a fun atmosphere, we teach our young minds how to respect, approach, and care for a variety of animals. We also incorporate a reading program, where school-aged children can read to an animal. Studies have shown that not only does this help children practice their reading and improve ESL skills, it also helps our timid dogs learn about socialization in a safe environment.