RedRover News



February 6, 2023

Mentoring a young pet lover: A volunteer’s story

By Caty Franco, Project Manager Virginia “Ginny” Volk-Anderson loves kids, animals, and nature. So, when she first heard of the RedRover Readers program back in 2011, […]
February 6, 2023

Baxter’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator For Elizabeth’s six children, the family dogs, Baxter and Stella, were simply two more siblings to play with and […]
January 10, 2023

Lucky Luna Lovegood’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator Bethany had long been involved in the world of animal rescue when she realized the unique problems domestic rabbits […]
January 10, 2023

A Happy Tail for Cheech the Chihuahua

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator Nate had already endured a long, difficult year when he turned the calendar to November. The pain of losing […]
December 13, 2022

2022 Year in Review

This year brought records and milestones for RedRover’s programs, and we have you to thank for making our lifesaving efforts such a success in 2022. Check […]
December 12, 2022

Bringing Ruby home: A Hurricane Ian adoption story

By Keleigh Friedrich, Director of Communications When Jamie Carlson deployed last fall to help animals after Hurricane Ian, she couldn’t help but think back to when […]
December 9, 2022

Your friendly neighborhood Bobcat: A Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator Bobcat, a cherished community cat, had already lived a long and storied life at 19 years old. But when […]
December 9, 2022

Singing Sweet Pea’s Happy Tail

By Savannah Verdon, Development and Engagement Coordinator  Sweet Pea the dog has the voice of an angel – a smiley, slobbery, wiggly pit bull angel. […]
November 16, 2022

Pilot program for Sacramento’s Native youth

By Caty Franco, Project Manager Earlier this year, RedRover launched a partnership with the Sacramento Native American Health Center (SNAHC) to develop and pilot an expanded […]

 
February 4, 2022

Six Animal-Themed Children’s Books to Celebrate Black History Month

One way to honor Black History Month is by reading animal-themed children’s books by Black authors with your children or students! These books touch on a […]
October 12, 2021

Three Animal-Themed Books to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

One way to honor National Hispanic Heritage Month is by reading animal-themed books by Hispanic American authors with your children or students! Each of the three […]
May 14, 2021

Five Animal-Themed Books to Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by reading animal-themed books by Asian American authors with your children or students! These stories highlight the human-animal […]
February 25, 2021

New RedRover Readers Program Book – Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me

RedRover is excited to announce the addition of the book Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me, written by Eloise Greenfield and illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi, to […]
April 1, 2020

Six Animal-Themed E-Books for Your Virtual Library

Did you know April is School Library Month? With unexpected school closures, parents, librarians, and educators may be looking for quality humane-themed e-books to share with […]
July 5, 2017

How to Prevent the “Summer Slide”

Summer is a much needed break for teachers, students and parents - but sometimes when the inertia of classwork ceases, so can students’ exposure to educational resources. Here are some ideas to minimize the “summer slide.”

July 5, 2017

Summer Reading List for All Ages

Looking for summer reading for every age? Try these from RedRover’s Recommended Books with Humane Themes book list:

Ages 2+:
What’s in a Woof is a fun and colorful book about understanding dogs’ special ways of communicating. This book is perfect for reading to children who are learning word recognition and who would enjoy looking at vibrant pictures of dogs. There is even a coloring book where children can color in pictures of dogs throughout the book!

March 7, 2017

Kindness extends beyond the classroom

Our RedRover Readers program is designed to prevent animal cruelty by fostering empathy in children. One teacher recently described how the program’s impact shows up in her classroom, from improving kids' reading skills to the displays of kindness toward special needs students, pets and even stray dogs.

February 1, 2017

Animals are feeling the love in Los Angeles

How does RedRover Readers make an impact? Here's one teacher's inspiring story: