How dogs help kids learn to read at Philly’s Free Library

All of the small children sitting on the rainbow carpet at Queen Memorial Library in Point Breeze are transfixed. Despite the usual temperament of three-year-olds, this group neither whines nor complains.

They pay close attention to librarian Elizabeth Gardiner’s effusive reading of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. What’s keeping the small bodies in check? The attentiveness likely has to do with the chocolate-colored gentle giant sprawled across the rug in front of them.

Konig, a seven-year-old Bernese Mountain Dog, is one of a handful of pups who volunteer their time to providing “judgment-free” zones at select Free Library locations. Each month, he patiently listens to over-enthused narration and pants along to silly sing-a-longs with 15 to 20 daycare-aged children.

The idea isn’t novel — but it’s getting more and more popular.

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Quakertown Vet Clinic Pet Fair

The Quakertown Pet Fair is happening again on June 2.  Be sure to stop by and say HI!.  See below from last year's event. 

At Quakertown Veterinary Clinic, they strive to provide the best care for your animal.      

We provide both routine and 24-hour emergency care services to the tri-county area surrounding Quakertown, Pennsylvania. It is our mission to provide compassionate quality care for our patients and the owners who love them.

Founded in the early 1900's, Quakertown Veterinary Clinic has expanded to include emergency and general care for companion animals, exotics, equine and farm animals, as well as boarding and grooming, laboratory and other services. 

We are proud to be an accredited member of the American Animal Hospital Association, meeting its high standards for excellence in veterinary care. Only 14% of the small animal veterinary facilities in North America can claim this distinction!

A DOG’S JOB: THE INCREDIBLE BENEFITS OF PET THERAPY

Published by Impakter Magazine 

For full article, please visit http://impakter.com/a-dogs-job-the-incredible-benefits-of-pet-therapy/

Authored by: Alicia Harantschuk, Breigh Godleski and Providenza Loera Rocco

Comfort Caring Canines holds First Evaluation in Philadelphia !

Comfort Caring Canines (CCC) has long wanted to offer evaluations in Philadelphia.  On May 14, 2016 the wait was over as 13 individuals came out to test with their dogs.  CCC is proud to report that all passed and are now therapy dog teams with the organization.

A very special thank you to Philly Pet Hotel for allowing us to use their wonderful facility.  Click here to learn more about Philly Pet Hotel.

If you would like to learn more about pet therapy and how to have your dog evaluated, please check out the CCC website at www.comfortcaringcanines.org or email them at ccc@comfortcaringcanines.org

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