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R.E.A.D. Program

Read & Engage with Animals Daily

Man's best friend can do a lot more than fetch or roll over. Research now suggest that dogs can actually help children learn to read.  A study by researchers at the University of California, confirmed that children who read to Fido really do perform better. Young students who read out load to dogs improved their reading skills by 12% over the course of a 10-week program, while children in the same program who didn't read to dogs showed no improvement. 


At Home: Snuggle up with your best buddy for our reading challenge!

Submit a video of the young reader with their furry companion, along with the completed reading log (below) for your chance to WIN a Wendy's Key Tag 2019. The key tag allow customers to receive a free Jr. Frosty with any order at any Wendy's location during 2019. There is no limit on purchase price! 

Categories include: pre-K & K, 1-2 grade, 3-4 grade. 5-6 grade, and over 6th


Reading Challenges will be conducted periodically and will be announced on Facebook and Instagram, with the start and end date.


Shelters: We bring the library to you! 

We will supply your shelter with a book shelf, information on the benefits of reading to shelter pets, and of course books! We appreciate that every shelter is unique and has different needs. Therefore, we are happy to assist you in building a customized program that fits your shelter.  

Please reach out to us bring R.E.A.D. to your shelter pets! 


Rescues: We supply the books. You supply the pets! 

Adoption events can be stressful for animals. However, a calm voice is reassuring and has proven to put animals at ease. Our R.E.A.D. program is an innovative way to feature your adoptable pets in a unique environment!

Please contact us to learn how we can join forces to host adoption events at the location of your choosing.


Book Worms:  We accept gently used books or you can visit our Amazon Wishlish to help add to the collection.


Questions? Please contact us at info@forneypaws.org


Would you like to see the R.E.A.D. program at your local shelter? Please call them today to place a request and pass along our information! 

Support R.E.A.D

Your support and contributions will enable us to continue this engaging program. 

Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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