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 Welcome to Reading With Rover!
 

There is an exciting program here in the Northwest that involves kids, dogs and literacy. The program is called Reading With Rover.

Reading With Rover is a community-based program volunteering in the schools, bookstores and libraries of Puget Sound area of Washington State. It is our goal, as volunteers and founders of Reading With Rover, to make the "Rover" program available to all schools, reading and learning facilities that would like to enhance their reading programs.

In the "Rover" program, children with reading difficulties actually read stories to a dog and the dog loves to listen! A child that may be hesitant to read aloud to his peers is typically less stressed when reading to a dog and the dog never judges the child's reading ability.

Boomer is ready to READ!
 Implementing the program will take time, money, and more importantly, it takes good people with good dogs to succeed!
 The first step toward getting involved is being evaluated with your dog and becoming a registered Delta Society Pet Partners therapy team. Therapy evaluation preparation classes are always on the group training curriculum at Cascade Kennels in Woodinville. Puppies are welcome too! You may as well get off on the right paw and when your puppy is a year old (the minimum age of a Pet Partners dog), he or she can join the Rover Team!
 
Moose listens to Beth read.
If you are interested in Reading With Rover, if you have a good dog OR a potential "Rover in the making", we would like to talk to you. There are programs available to help train you and your dog to become a registered Delta Society Pet Partners therapy team--the first step toward participation in the Reading With Rover program.
 
Being a registered Delta Society Pet Partners therapy team also allows you to do visitations at schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare facilities. There are boundless opportunities to help your community with your registered therapy dog.
The Reading With Rover program is loosely based on the R.E.A.D Program from Intermountain Therapy Animals in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Thank you for your interest in Reading With Rover! We look forward to seeing you at a Reading With Rover session!
For more information about how to become a Reading With Rover team, please send email to info@readingwithrover.org.
Jaba brings his own book!
To contact us:  
Phone:206.384.6151
FAX:425.984.0249
Email:info@readingwithrover.org
Mail:PO Box 2569
Woodinville, WA 98072
This program is assisted and sponsored  
by the charity and generosity of:  
Invisible Fence Northwest
Puppy Manners
Cascade Kennels
Simon and Huey
94.1 KMPS FM Radio
Redmond Town Center Mall
Borders Bookstore