The ability to read is crucial to becoming a lifelong learner. Many students find it embarrassing or even impossible to practice reading aloud in a classroom where other students might make fun of their struggle with reading. The Humane Society of Broward County is uniquely positioned to offer Animal Assisted Therapy dogs as eager and non-critical listeners as an alternative to classroom reading groups.
The Wags & Tales Reading Program was developed by our Education Department, in an effort to provide a non-judgmental audience (Animal Assisted Therapy dog) for students experiencing difficulty with reading in a quiet and private location (library or school). Participants learn how to be safe around animals as well as what a loving friend, a dog, can be as they improve their reading skills.
Watch here to learn more about the Animal Assisted Therapy Program