Puppy Dog Tales

Puppy Dog Tales

The Puppy Dog Tales Reading Program provides a positive, non-judgmental space for children who have reading challenges. We visit schools, libraries and clubs throughout San Francisco to promote literacy and a love of reading. For some children, reading to an adult may seem overwhelming, so participants read to therapy dogs. Reading becomes a sustained, individual activity that children eagerly anticipate.

Volunteers report that children who could not read through a sentence in the first meeting quickly warm up to their pets, feeling safe and supported enough to meet their reading challenges.

We have recently adapted to a Virtual Reading Program to continue to connect with those who may benefit from our program. For more information, please email tmitchell@sfspca.org

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