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“Read to Rover” Therapy Dog Program

951 Spruce Street, Louisville, CO

Read to Rover

ReadToRover Every Tuesday :: 4:00–5:00

Reading out loud helps children boost their reading confidence. What better way to practice reading than to have an easygoing, 4-legged friend as a reading buddy!

 

The “Read To Rover” Therapy Dog reading program at Louisville Children’s Library is a vetted facility working closely with Therapy Dogs of Boulder County to bring some wonderful dog therapy reading skills to children who greatly appreciate the interaction.  The Read To Rover Therapy Dog program is a totally volunteer program and operates with team visits on every Tuesday from 4pm to 5pm.

Presently, this program is only accepting teams who are be willing to be on standby in a pool of teams waiting to fill a vacant position, whether it be temporary for one week or permanent.

All teams are part of a group email list so they can communicate absences and emergency coverage.  A monthly schedule is created and sent to all teams and administration just before the beginning of each new month.

Requirements:

  1.  Therapy Dog Registration:  All teams must be registered with a therapy dog association.  The accepted registration memberships are:

– Alliance of Therapy Dogs (www.therapydogs.com)
– PetPartners(www.petpartners.org
– Therapy Dogs International (www.tdi-dog.org)

If you are not presently registered with any association, there are several tester/observers for Alliance of Therapy Dogs inside of our Therapy Dogs of Boulder County group who can help get you started on that process.  Use the “contact us” selection from the main menu and let us know you would like to be tested with your dog.

2.  A copy of proof regarding your dog is current on the Rabies Vaccination.  A vet record is acceptable.

3.  A copy of proof showing your dog was fecal tested and the test was negative within the last 12 months.

4.  An application needs to be completed with the facility and there will be a background check.

Are you interested in being a therapy dog reading team at Louisville Library? 

If your answer is “Yes”, then you can get this process started by filling out the application form below.  Once your application is received, a representative will contact you by email to discuss the next steps:

 

Facility Application