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PAWS to Read

The Peoria Humane Society is offering a reading to dogs program to benefit children and dogs.  Paws to Read visits local schools and libraries promoting the benefits of reading for children of all ages.  Established in 2005, the Paws to Read program helps children develop their literacy skills by reading to specially trained therapy dogs.  The children have fun petting a furry friend while improving their reading skills and boosting their self esteem. Pre-registration is not required, but is apprecaited so the correct number of volunteers and their dogs can be present.


Upcoming PAWS to Read Dates

Get the 2018 fall schedule here.

Check our events page on facebook for more information on upcoming PAWS to Read dates. (


Become Part of the Team!

The PHS's pet therapy program strives to bring encouragement and joy to people in need and we can't do that without our volunteers!

Peoria Humane Society is currently looking for daytime volunteers to meet the needs of the community. Call or email program coordinator Kitty Yanko at 309-672-2447 or