Join us every 4th Saturday of the month at the Healdsburg Center for Animals for our Read to a Dog Program! Bring a book (we will also provide a limited selection of books) and settle in with a certified Animal Assisted Activity dog. Children of all ages are welcome and must be accompanied by an adult.
Benefits of Read 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
- Dogs can help students improve decoding, vocabulary, reading fluency and comprehension skills by making reading relaxing, fun, and furry!
Questions? Call our Humane Education Coordinator, Beth, at 707.577.1902.
Healdsburg Center for Animals
555 Westside Road @ Bacchus Landing Way
Healdsburg, CA 95448