"This is one of the best things we do for our students."
It is so helpful that the same volunteers come year after year. The staff, teachers and students get to know them, they know what to do, and everything works so well.
- SL - Henrico school reading resource teacher
"The commitment of your organization and the dedication of the handlers and therapy dogs, which volunteer their time and talents to our school, are invaluable. Of the many intervention programs offered at our school..." Beaverdam Elementary School
"Words can't even express all the positive feedback I got yesterday about the Paws program. The parents are thrilled!!! They said that their student is trying to train the dogs at home to listen to reading.
They also said what a great self esteem booster it is.
Thank you so much!!"
- Elementary School Parent
"Thank you for making Crenshaw Family Reading Night so special for our students! Each year the students look forward to reading to the dogs- you are truly the hit of the night! Thanks again for taking the time to spread such joy."
"I am so glad that we did this this year and I have received nothing but positive feedback from the teachers. The kids love this time of the week and if you have “extra” dogs next year, we’d love another one. We have a long list of kids that could benefit from this."
- Henrico Elementary School
"I have to tell you ... I had Daren’s general and special education teachers come up to me recently to tell me that since he has started reading with my dog, he has moved up 2 DRA reading levels, and he is now able to read out loud in class whereas he used to get so anxiety ridden that no words would come out. I am so, so proud of him!!!"
- Paws to R.E.A.D. volunteer