In response to our partner school and library closings during the Covid-19 pandemic, we are offering registration for LIVE 15-minute reading sessions via ZOOM. Parents and guardians, have a seat and relax while your child reads aloud to one of our therapy dog teams. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this page to view the schedules of our 12 K-9 Reading Buddies participating in this program. Woof!
Read to Simba
Simba is a 4 year old Golden Retriever who is soft and loving. He is an excellent running partner and a very good listener. His favorite stories are about dogs and other animals. Simba’s favorite book is “Woof, A Love Story” by Sarah Weeks.
Banjo is a sweet 7 year old English Shepherd who enjoys a good story. He is known to often close his eyes to better hear the reader’s voice!
Lola is very calm and very sweet. She falls in love with everyone she meets; she definitely puts a paw print on your heart creating a lasting memory. Lola is smart, knows some tricks and loves to play with her toys.
Truffle is a two year old Bordoodle born in northern Utah. Truffle does agility training in addition to being a Reading Buddy. Her boyfriend, Beau, a Bernese Mountain Dog, lives next door so they play in both yards all day long.
Cassie is a 9 year old Sheltie who loves children. She does Rally and has titled in Intermediate Rally. She’s now going for the Excellent level where everything is done off-leash. Cassie loves being read to and will perform a trick or two after hearing a story.
Rion is a sweet 2 year old Sheltie. He curls up on his blanket, closes his eyes, and dreams about the book being read to him.
Riley is a 3 year old Rough Collie who is a new K-9 Reading Buddy. She loves to be around children and get lots of attention. And, actually she is sort of a princess. Riley was all set to start reading with kids, when all of the libraries and schools were closed, so would love to meet you.
DeSoto is a furry, fun-loving mix of many different dogs. He was adopted two years ago from a shelter in Southern Illinois. His favorite things are FOOD, people, and mud. Also, he loves to relax on the couch, the chair, the bed, or in the car, especially if someone is reading one of his favorite books.
Cooper is a rescue who is mostly Labradoodle with a smidge of Great Pyrenees. He was adopted nearly 12 years ago, so he is likely 13 years old. He is the calmest, gentlest gentleman around who loves to be petted and roll around in the snow. Cooper enjoys listening to friends read stories to him.
Charlie is a 6-year old Cavapoo. He has been a K-9 Reading Buddy for almost 4 years. At home he loves to look out the window and bark at the squirrels and birds. Charlie also loves his toys and always greets people at the door with one in his mouth.
Daisy is a 3 year old toy Goldendoodle who loves attention. She wants to meet everyone that she sees and get some snuggles. Daisy loves to takes walks around the neighborhood, smell the flowers and chase the squirrels. She is excited to meet you and listen to your story!
Cassie I. is a 2 year old Bichon Poodle who adores children. She is a very friendly, social girl who loves listening to stories. Cassie thrives on attention and loves to be petted.