Sunday, May 19, 2013

Only in Bucks County: Talk to The Dogs

Aside from sharing photos of some of Bucks County's cutest pups, this post is to bring attention to Richboro's Nor'Wester Readers Canine Assisted Learning Program. When I first heard of this therapy program in Bucks County and parts of Montgomery County where kids read to dogs, I thought it was therapy for the dogs. It is actually therapy for the kids!
The premise is that the presence of therapy dog teams offers a stress free learning environment that will increase a student's self-esteem and confidence.
I had the opportunity to see what this wonderful organization does first-hand when I took these photos of kids reading to the canines at the Northampton Library. I got to see some of the Nor'wester dogs (and many others) again at their Dog Walk and Family Fair at Tyler State Park, which I attended a few weekends ago to support this interesting local mission!



A Better Way Belgians were there at the event.
And so was my Cody Bear!
(Pit Bull Paint)
NorWester Readers are in need of more Therapy Dogs in Lower Bucks County.
Does your dog love kids.... and a good story?
Click HERE to get YOUR Canine tested to volunteer!
 "We never really own a dog as much as he owns us."
-Gene Hill

1 comment:

  1. Check out our website too at
    We especially need therapy dog teams in Bensalem Township and Pennsbury School Districts.