Today we had the pleasure of a visit by Love On A Leash’s representative Donna Stottlemyer of Royce City and her friend BreeAnna.
Love On A Leash is a registered non-profit, entirely volunteer organization training dogs of various breeds and their owners for therapy services. Their primary service is to brighten the day of others in nursing homes, hospitals, schools, and libraries providing emotional support.
One surprising specialty is helping children to read! Experience has shown that children who are shy or may normally struggle reading aloud, improve their reading skills due to lessened stress by reading to the dogs.
The Rockwall County Library has hosted this event before and soon other area libraries may follow.
If you would like to learn more about Love On A Leash or how you might even become a volunteer, check out their website at www.loveonaleash.org.
Thank you so much for visiting us today Donna and BreeAnna!