ALL children ages 6-13 are invited to come read to a Humane Society of Marion County dog on select Saturday mornings at 11 a.m. Here’s how it works: The child must register in advance. Choose the dates you prefer. If the date is available to select then your child will be accepted into the class. Maximum of 12 children per session. A parent/guardian must accompany the child and stay at the shelter (in a separate area) while the child is reading. This is because children do better when they are reading to a non-judgmental dog with no outside criticism.