“To learn to read is to light a fire;
every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”
~ Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

All-Around READing Dogs
These pups do it all!  

baby and collie puppy

Storytime starts at a very young age

Reading Education Assistance Dogs®, also known as R.E.A.D.®, is a program of Intermountain Therapy Animals, and its mission is to improve the literacy skills of children through the assistance of registered Pet Partner® therapy teams as literacy mentors.

Posters of Rufus welcome all visitors.

The scope of the R.E.A.D. program is to demonstrate how registered therapy dogs and their handlers can be instrumental in improving the literacy skills of children in an effective, unique, and most importantly, fun manner.

Jasper is watching and listening to a story
read to him by a preschool youngster .

 

If you would like to add a working therapy dog to those listed at the left, please send a note to librarydogs@cox.net.

 

 

From coast to coast and in other countries, too, children are practicing their literacy skills while reading to dogs. Click on the names below and read some stories about just a few of those wonderful dogs. You'll find they have varied interests and activities, and they keep quite busy in addition to their reading programs. Truly, they are all-around dogs.

Alabama ~ Miss Sophie Grey

Arizona ~
Gabriel


California ~
Amelia


California ~
Oliver & Teddy

California ~ PJ

California ~ Rx: Pets

California ~ Sunny

California ~ Thorndyke

California & Oregon ~ Brinkley & Catie

Canada ~ Sofie

Canada ~ Vicky

Connecticut ~ Brasil

Connecticut ~ Diego

Finland ~ Sylvi

Florida ~ Bentley

Florida ~ Dice

Florida ~ Kermit & Fozzie Bear

Florida ~ La Vie

Florida ~ Maggie & Jasper

Florida ~ Molly

Georgia ~ Cassie

Georgia ~ Lucy

Georgia ~ Nikki

Great Britain ~ Danny

Guam ~ Duke

Idaho ~ River

Illinois ~ Lad, Molly, & Fred

Illinois ~ Rufus

Illinois ~ Timmy

Indiana ~ Elsa

Indiana ~ Henry

Iowa ~ Iowa City R.E.A.D. Program

Iowa ~ Gunnar

Iowa ~ Stella

Iowa ~ Toby, Tinker, & Teddy

Kansas ~ Joey and Sidney

Kansas ~ Lackman Library Reading Program

Kansas ~ Shiloh

Maine ~ Cirra

Maine ~ Ridge

Maine ~ Timber, Rissa, & Jill

Maryland ~ Spree

Maryland ~ Stretch

Massachusetts ~ Caz

Massachusetts ~ Hazel & Owen

Michigan ~ Dually & Dora

Michigan ~ Lucy

Minnesota ~ Chase

Minnesota ~ Molly

Mississippi ~ PollyAnna

Missouri ~ Cheri

Missouri ~ Hero, Halo, & Megan

Missouri ~ Lola

Missouri ~ Nicky

Montana ~ Sonny

Montana ~ Ziggy

Nevada ~ Tony

New Hampshire ~ Reilly

New Jersey ~ Nicki

New Jersey ~ Taffy

New York ~ Annie

New York ~ Kizzy

New York ~ Mugsy & Skimmer

New York ~ Pete, Matthew, & Zeke

North Carolina ~ Berklee

North Carolina ~ Toby

North Dakota ~ Buddy

North Dakota ~ Frankie

Ohio ~ Baby

Ohio ~ The Angel Paws Teams

Ohio ~ Locust Corner Elementary School Reading Dogs

Ohio ~ Rooney

Oregon ~ Fredi

Pennsylvania ~ Stella

South Carolina ~ Rafter

Tennessee ~ Lottie Dot & Dora

Tennessee ~ Mid South Therapy Dogs

Tennessee ~ Midnight

Texas ~ Bruce & Holly

Texas ~ Dasher

Texas ~ Gibbs Theradoodle

Texas ~ Korie

Texas ~ Roddy

Texas ~ Tina, Carmen, & Chloe

Virginia ~ Crystal

Virginia ~ Jazz & Willoughby

Virginia ~ Titus

Wales ~ Charlie & Saffron

Washington ~ Murphy

Wisconsin ~ Biscuit

Wisconsin ~ Flame

Wisconsin ~ Molly

Wisconsin ~ Toby

 

 
 
 

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