BARK Reading Dogs

BARK is an all-volunteer program that encourages children to increase their reading skills and self-confidence by reading aloud to certified therapy dogs.  Students find it intimidating to read in front of classmates,  but love to read to the non-judgmental, calming dogs. BARK now has 130 teams listening to kids in more than 100 schools and libraries. When available, BARK teams  visit nursing homes, senior living  facilities, hospice, veterans centers, and even de-stress college students during finals week. Our teams are mainly in Southern California, but also in Connecticut, Washington, Colorado, and Idaho. 

Want to be a BARK Team?


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 you can become a BARK team with your dog.

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