Could your child use a helping paw with reading? Reading aloud to a dog creates a relaxed, non-judgmental environment to help children develop their reading skills and build confidence. Our volunteer dog-and-owner teams are all certified in pet-assisted therapy.
In order to make sessions accessible to more readers, kids may sign up
to read with a dog team ONCE EVERY OTHER WEEK. On the alternate week, they may
sign up for the waiting list. If there is room on the day of the program, we
will fill slots using the waiting list.
You may call the Children's Desk at 503-718-2656 to register your child. Beginning readers through 5th grade are welcome.