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Enter dogs. Reading programs that include dogs started many years ago with dogs brought into the classroom. Dogs don't judge, don't criticize. They just sit there, or lie there, happy to have the attention. They provide amazing support to young people just learning to read or develop their reading skills.
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The winning school or library associated with the program will receive $1000. from Pets Best. Additionally, Pets Best will offer a $500 donation to the therapy dog handler's favorite animal-related non-profit charity.
Entries can be submitted here: http://www.petsbest.com/forms/books-and-barks-contest
The submission deadline is February 15, 2015.
As an adult, I enjoy reading with a pet curled up near me. I can only imagine what it means to a child to have the comfort and encouragement that a Therapy Dog can provide.
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