The Reading Education Assistance Dog program (R.E.A.D.) provides beginning readers an opportunity to practice their reading skills in a non-threatening environment. The dogs and their handlers will work with individual children on a one-on-one basis for approximately 15-20 minutes during a session. There is no charge for this program.
For more information, contact Youth Services at 541-766-6794.
The dogs and handlers have been insured for liability and have undergone reading education training in addition to their extensive training and registration to do animal-assisted therapy.
If you are interested in having your dog participate in the R.E.A.D. program, please contact Welcome Waggers, Wendy McCoy, at 541-760-0476.