Paws to Read Returns for the New Year

By Abbey Schoenfeld
ad for read to a dog day saturday january 14 1230-1330.
Paws to Read image of Kismet the Therapy Dog
You don’t have to be outdoors to enjoy fluffy white stuff on Saturday, January 14th. Come and read a book to handsome Kismet the Therapy Dog and his dog friends!

With the holidays over, it’s time to turn our attention to the other joys winter offers. Fans of the fluffy white stuff can enjoy it in many ways. Here’s one way to enjoy it and not be cold: visit Kismet the Therapy Dog on Saturday, January 14, at MHS’s Paws to Read program. Kizzy is a standard Poodle, and he’s actually MADE of fluffy white stuff!  And, there’s nothing he likes more at this time of year than cozying up to a young reader with a good book. Children can read to him and his other therapy dog friends from 12:30 to 1:30 at the Monadnock Humane Society.

Paws to Read@MHS is a free monthly program of Monadnock Humane Society that pairs safe, friendly, therapy dogs with children to improve reading skills. Reading to a dog makes reading fun. The more children read, the better readers they become.

About Our Dogs

Young readers and their parents can expect to meet a variety of friendly dogs. These dogs are owned and registered therapy dogs who volunteer to provide reading help. They are not available for adoption. (A therapy dog’s job is to visit and make people feel better. These are not service or assistance dogs.) Find out more about MHS’ Therapy Dog volunteer program by clicking here.

Monadnock Humane Society is located at 101 W. Swanzey Rd., in Swanzey, NH.  For more information: contact Amee Abel, MHS Community Outreach Coordinator at  AmeeA@humanecommunity.org or (603) 352-9011 ext 135.

Photo provided by Barbara Thurston. With thanks to Cathy White, for writing this release.