Reading Tails

Reading Tails are”Children Reading to Dogs”

After winning the Speuter Story Contest in the Pet Responsibility class, Olivia and her family chose to adopt a rescue. Now Cowboy, a yellow lab mix is showered with love in his new home.
After winning the Speuter Story Contest in the Pet Responsibility
class, Olivia and her family chose to adopt a rescue.
Now Cowboy, a yellow lab mix is showered with love in
his new home.

The mission of Moore County’s “Reading Tails” is to expand a child’s interest in reading and thus lay the groundwork for a lifetime of education, ultimately leading to a higher quality of life. “Reading Tails” is a volunteer group organized to provide qualified handlers and their Therapy Dogs for visitation in a variety of facilities and settings. Reading times for children and Therapy Dogs are scheduled. Children and dogs bond together over a shared story. The child’s confidence and reading skills grow in a relaxing environment.

Many of the Therapy Dog teams that participate in the Reading Tails program also participate in the MCPRC Education Program. The dogs are ambassadors in the classroom, demonstrating the joy of a well-trained dog and reflecting the love and care that they receive from their families.
Eligibility:

Dogs and their owners must be certified by one of the three groups below:

Training:
Training and/or information regarding the above certifications and AKC certifications is available from several trainers/schools in Moore and Lee Counties – see below:

Bon-Clyde

P.O. Box 2208
Sanford, NC 27331-2208

Contact Bonnie at bon-clyde@windstream.net

919-774-6794 or 919-774-8861

www.bon-clyde.com

Sandhills Dog Training LLC

Abby Ganin-Toporek

910-673-0074

sandhillsdogtraining@gmail.com

www.sandhillsdogtraining.com

 PetsMart11088 N US Hwy 15 501 Ste 600
Aberdeen, NC 28315910-246-1587
 Shadow Hill Kennel and Farm1723 Belford Church Road,

Jackson Springs, NC 27281

Contact Jane Hammett at shelties@hughes.net

910-974-3647

http://www.shadowhillshelties.com/index.html

If you have your certification:

Contact Linda Evans at Moore County Schools for more information on how to participate in the program.

Linda can be reached at Aberdeen Elementary School, 910-944-1124 or lievans@ncmcs.org

Outreach to Moore County libraries:

Bill and Doris Russell with Tux and Max, and Christie Hartlove with Bonnie have been reaching out to Moore County libraries, presenting a condensed Pet Responsibility Program and also reading with some of the children.