Sprite’s HERO, Inc. is a nonprofit Humane Education and Research Organization founded in January, 2006, operating in the greater Richmond, Virginia area.


To allow people to experience Humane Education and to conduct and provide research to support the benefits of that experience.

We currently manage the Paws to R.E.A.D.® program providing therapy dog teams to schools and libraries to provide nonjudgemental listening to readers.  We have 19 volunteer R.E.A.D. teams working in schools, libraries, and other facilities in Ashland, Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, New Kent and Richmond.