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.


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3RD - 9a-5p - Meet Paws to R.E.A.D. volunteers while you do your holiday book shopping at Barnes & Noble Short Pump!  B&N will be donating a percentage of the day's sales to Sprite's Hero to support our program!


SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9TH  - 11a-4p - see R.E.A.D. dogs and Santa in the Christmas on MacArthur parade and Toys for Tots holiday event! Visit arts & crafts vendors and the Sprite's Hero booth after the parade.

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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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Interested in volunteering?

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