The 'Book Buddies' Program offers a wonderful opportunity for children between the ages of 5 to 13 years old to develop their reading skills while providing valuable socialization and enrichment to our dogs and cats. As a member of the program, children can visit the SPCA to read to the dogs and cats that are staying at the shelter.

Members of the Book Buddies Program are welcome during adoption hours and must be accompanied by an adult, over 21 years of age, at all times. Children are permitted to enter the community cat rooms. However, must read to the dogs outside of the kennel.

Before becoming a member, children and their parent or guardian are required to attend an orientation tour to familiarize themselves with the shelter. To register for the Book Buddies Program, please complete the
Volunteer Application.

Recommended Books


The following books are currently available at the Lloydminster Public Library. Click here for a list of other animal related books or to learn more about the books listed below.


  • "Let's Get A Pup" said Kate by Bob Graham
  • If I Had A Dog by Carolyn Jackson
  • How Smudge Came by Nan Gregory
  • You Can't Rush a Cat by Kathleen Bradford and Leslie Elizabeth Watts
  • Before You Were Mine by Maribeth Boelts
  • Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo
  • ​Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • A Dog's Life: Autobiography of a Stray by Ann M Martin
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

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​You can help the Lloydminster and District SPCA purchase these and many other animal related books for our shelter library, by making a donation to the Book Buddies Program. 





The Book Buddy Program is also open to school or youth groups. However, we require groups to book in advance, please contact Jon Punshon, Director of Operations and Community Relations, at 780-875-2809 or e-mail operationsmanager@lloydminsterspca.com to book an appointment.




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Lloydminster and District SPCA

Box 10566
Lloydminster, AB   T9V 3A6

Phone: 780 875-2809
Fax: 780-875-2819

Email: kennel@lloydminsterspca.com
​CRA Charitable No. 107998775RR0001