What our Pet Therapy Dogs do

What our Pet Therapy Dogs do

Therapy dog teams (handler and dog) currently visit nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, public libraries, schools, special needs schools and local child advocacy centers.

Gracie and Sharon visiting patients at Memorial Hermann Bandit making Halloween visit Memorial Hermann in a slick outift Maura and Shannon getting ready to visit
Shelley and Sherry visiting children at the McDonald House Houston Gracie whispering prayers into a child's ear at the McDonald House Houston Cooper bonding with a child at the McDonald House Houston
Luke visiting nurses in the emergency center at Memorial Hermann Gracie visiting patients at Memorial Hermann Luke making more nurses happy at Memorial Hermann

Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.)

The R.E.A.D. Program utilizes registered therapy animals, which have been trained and tested for health, safety, skills and temperament. These special animals volunteer with their owners as “pet partner” teams, offering children an irresistible opportunity to improve their reading in a setting which has proven not only effective but fun. And fun is a powerful, motivating force for learning that we grown-ups often overlook. The mission of the R.E.A.D. program is to improve the literacy skills of children in a unique approach employing a classic concept: reading with a dog. All of our Reading Education Assistance Dogs are registered with Intermountain Therapy Animals.

For more information about R.E.A.D. program, visit Intermountain Therapy Animals
 
Luke listening to a child read Missy and Denise listening to a child read at a local library Toby and Diane listening to a child read at a local library  

Public Awareness

Gracie and children Lexie and a visitor at Katy Rice Festival Jazzy and Mason at Katy Rice Festival