Read To A Dog

Kids have the chance to spend quality time sharing the joy of books, reading and dogs.

Benefits of Reading to a Dog

  • Dogs don’t judge, laugh or criticize
  • Dogs allow children to proceed at their own pace
  • Dogs reduce anxiety and are less intimidating than peers
  • Dogs increase interest and motivation in reading
  • Dogs help students gain confidence and self esteem
  • Dogs provide companionship and friendship while learning something new
  • Dogs can help students improve decoding, vocabulary, reading fluency and comprehension skills by making reading relaxing, fun and furry!

At your School

We support elementary students in our local public schools by placing Read to a Dog Teams in classrooms to cultivate a joy of reading that improves their reading skills.

Educators interested in implementing the Read to a Dog Program in your classroom click here.