About The Thera-Pits Therapy Dog Program
Reading Program Mission, How To Join Us & Other Stuff
Thera-Pits mission is to help our communities public school system by bringing Dogs and Children together through alternative learning programs.
The Thera-Pits team is made up of all volunteers and their registered Therapy Dogs. We offer different programs based on your particular class needs, be it a reading program, dog safety education, or general therapy to help stress levels and keep kids calm.
We are currently working with North Ridgeville city schools and have a large amount of requests in the City of Cleveland inner city schools. To set up a visit please contact us by filling out THIS FORM.
To inquire about setting up a Thera-Pits branch at your local school in your state, please email firstname.lastname@example.org until we post more information for you online.
We know that schools are going through tough budget cuts and are proud to say that this is a FREE program to the schools.
Thera-Pit Program Benefits
Helps build confidence in reading abilities
Encourages interactivity and socialization
Reduces stress levels and facilitates calming
Teaches children how to interact with companion animals
- Brings smiles to everyones faces
What Our Schools Are Saying!
“The Pit Bull therapy dog program is absolutely wonderful and has benefited my students dramatically! I have worked with the dog therapy program for four years and highly recommend it to every teacher/school district. I work with students who have a variety of disabilities, ranging from autism to specific learning disabilities. The students not only enjoy reading to the dogs but are able to read without being self-conscious of their disabilities…
Every Thera-Pits therapy dog that visit the schools has their own special story of rescue from kennels and other unfortunate circumstances. To learn more about each wonderful pup CLICK HERE.
Check Out This Good Lookin' Lineup!
- I'm New Here! Jimmy Dean! Hi! I'm the newest addition to the Thera-Pits clan! Let the reading FUN begin!
- Gremlin Hughes Thera-Pits Spokesdog American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards: 2012 Nominee - Therapy Dog Category
- The Stig I Am The Stig! I'm a officially a Thera-Pits therapy dog!!! How COOL is THAT????
- Carson Meet Carson I'm the best listener of ALL time! Tell me a story!
- Butch Hi! I'm Butch! I LOVE LOVE LOVE when kids read to me! When can I come visit your school??
- Simon Simon Saaaaays.... "Have you heard the news! We're growing our reading program across the US!"
- Pixie Pretty Pixie I LOVE to lay my head down, close my eyes and hear a good book!