Connecting kids & dogs to unleash their potential!

We deliver programs for vulnerable children that provide them the opportunity to create relationships with dogs. These allow them to experience increased self-esteem, confidence and empathy, while lowering their stress and anxiety.



We are excited to be a participant in the 2018 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign! Our code is 100113. Find out more about how Virginia state employees can support kids and dogs. Congratulations to Lillian B - elementary school student - for her winning poster!


Saturday, October 20th: 10a-4p - stop by the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority Fall Into Wellness event to learn about our organization and meet some of our volunteer therapy dogs! 


Paws to READ tm program

Learn more about the dedication to education and research our volunteers and students experience...


Shop your community Kroger and designate Sprite's HERO on your rewards card. Kroger donates with every swipe!



Interested in volunteering?

Find out how you and your dog can become a Sprite's HERO Paws to READ  volunteer!