All of us at Sprite's Hero would like to thank our donors and volunteers for making 2017 the best year every for the Paws to R.E.A.D. program! Our program provided direct reading support to over 1100 children throughout greater Richmond! Thank you all & have a


Connecting kids & dogs to unleash their potential!

Using the power & mystery of the human-animal bond and the wet noses of dogs to build confidence, compassion and empathy in children throughout greater Richmond.

Sprite's Hero manages the Paws to R.E.A.D. program in Richmond and surrounding counties. READ MORE...


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD - 10a-3p - STRANGE'S DOG DAYS IN THE GARDEN! Meet Sprite's Hero & Paws to R.E.A.D. volunteers - human & canine - at this annual event at Strange's Garden Center in Short Pump! Meet many local dog friendly vendors and rescue groups, and learn about Sprite's Hero and our Paws to R.E.A.D. program!


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


Learn how you can make a difference by donating to help increase children's confidence through the power of the human animal bond!


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Find out how you and your dog can become a Sprite's Hero Paws to R.E.A.D.  volunteer!