Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA) provides the national Reading Education Assistance Dog program in Salt Lake City, Utah.  All Sprite’s HERO, Inc. Paws to R.E.A.D. teams are registered as R.E.A.D. teams through ITA.

How to register with ITA as a R.E.A.D. team:

  • Purchase the R.E.A.D. training manual from Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA.)   The cost of the manual is $50.00.
  • Contact Sprite’s HERO to register for the next Paws to R.E.A.D. volunteer training session.
    • The training includes review of the training manual, completion of the R.E.A.D. quiz and application.
    • The training also reviews the R.E.A.D. training DVD and the Paws to R.E.A.D. volunteer handbook.
    • At the completion of the training class you will have the full packet prepared to mail to ITA to register as a R.E.A.D. team.