Youth Education


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. 


Call our Education Center at 309-672-2447 to register for upcoming Paws to Read programs or to find out how you and your dog can become a reading to dogs volunteer.  



Fall 2023 reading to dogs dates are listed below.  Hope to see you at one of them!