Our Mission: To inspire children to discover the joy of reading while developing
literacy skills and confidence in a safe environment using Reading With Rover Dogs.

Thanks, Seattle, for choosing Reading with Rover as one of
the "BEST Local Charities!", 2009!

KMPS's Stubbs interviews
our own Christy Dunn
about her trip to
Haiti for disaster relief!

better health video
featuring Reading with Rover!

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Animal Planet's When Animals Talk

Animal Planet's
"When Animals Talk"
Reading With Rover!

Photos taken at
Canine Fest
June 16 - 17, 2007

 Steps to Start a Reading Program!
  It's so great you're interested in being part of a reading dog program! We at Reading With Rover commend you! So, where should you start?
  Well, we feel by far the best course of action is to visit the Intermountain Therapy web site and read their R.E.A.D.® section. (R.E.A.D.® stands for Reading Education Assistance Dogs.) Their site is an excellent resource for information about using registered therapy dogs in children's reading programs. R.E.A.D, has promotional material that can help you introduce and promote the idea of dogs as reading therapists to administrators and facility staff.
  We have found the most difficult part of starting up a new reading program is finding qualified therapy teams who want to participate. It takes time and persistence to build teams but it's well worth it. Many people have good dogs within their own community and simply do not realize it! That's where your community can help. They can be your eyes and ears and voice, watching and listening and telling people about your program.
  Contact your local PTA or PTA Counsel. They are often great places to begin the discussion about putting together a program.
  Visit and interview local dog trainers and recruit them for your cause. They see numerous dogs and handlers on a routine basis and can help you find qualified dogs with generous handlers who can get involved in your program.
  Find out if a Pet Therapy Evaluator lives near you and contact them also. A list of existing Pet therapy Evaluators can be found on the Pet Partners® Contact Search page. You can also find all of the information you'll need about therapy dogs and how they help your community.
  Again, congratulations on your initiative and interest in pet therapy combined with children's literacy! What a perfect fit!
  All the best,
  Becky Bishop and the entire Reading With Rover Team
This program is assisted and sponsored  
by the charity and generosity of:  
Puppy Manners
Redmond Town Center
To contact us:  
Mail:PO Box 2569
Woodinville, WA 98072