Students and teachers were delighted to have the Tail Waggin' Tutors for an exciting visit to promote reading.

Several young people and teacher sit on two couches in school library while lady stands in front with two dogs on a leash letting the students pet them.Abingdon High School Library hosted the visitation of Therapy Dogs International Tail Waggin’ Tutors on Monday, November 24. This event was also supported by Highlands Educational Literacy Program.

Volunteer handlers shared their dogs with students and described the TDI literacy initiative of joining dogs with young people to promote reading. In addition, students learned how TDI dogs and handlers provide comfort and companionship to patients in hospitals, nursing homes, colleges, and other institutions where Therapy Dogs are needed. Speed dating books, joyous smiles, and lots of “dog-loving” companionship made for a true celebration of literacy! Thanks to Virginia Hollifield and Marywood Sparks in the AHS Library for hosting this event.

Contact Person: 
Glenna Holmes