Come Sit Read

Welcome to Paws 2 Read, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that pairs registered therapy teams with young readers to help enhance their reading skills without any fear or judgment. Children read to the dogs without having to worry about messing up a word or being laughed at. Children are greeted with warm hearts and wet noses as they embark on the journey of a great book. These incredible animals make all the difference in a young child’s outlook on reading and reading aloud. Many children in the Valley have already benefited from these amazing teams and through their experience with Paws 2 Read, have gone on to be excellent readers! The experience of a non-critical, caring environment can truly change a reader’s outlook on life and that is why Paws 2 Read is here. Paws 2 Read is currently in several schools and libraries. Check the list of locations to find a team near you! Come Sit and Read!

Mission Statement

Paws 2 Read is a reading program where children read to pet therapy animals and benefit from a non-threatening, fun environment to practice their reading skills, increase their self-esteem, gain a love of reading, and learn about the human-animal connection.