Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.)

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Your contribution to Paws & Think provides life-changing programs to people and dogs in need! Our donors ensure we can evaluate & register even more therapy teams and help at-risk youth learn life skills while finding shelter dogs their forever homes.

Did you know that our Paws to Read program is more than just an opportunity for kids to read to a dog?

Paws & Think is an affiliate of Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.), a worldwide organization focused on improving the literacy skills of children through the assistance of registered therapy teams. R.E.A.D. is built on the foundation of classical human-animal interaction research and is supported by documentation in ongoing field studies.

This partnership allows Paws & Think’s therapy team handlers the opportunity to take additional training as literacy mentors to help children gain confidence, improve social skills, and develop a love of reading.

To learn more about our Paws to Read program and to view our virtual visit schedule, visit