ELCFV

Therapy Dogs

Each month for six months a therapy dog and its owner visit participating childcare programs and read to preschool-aged children. The Therapy Dogs program combines literacy activities and hands-on demonstrations to help teach young children about animal safety.

Books focus on how to safely interact with dogs and what to do if they encounter a strange dog. Children also learn the difference between therapy dogs and service dogs. Centers will get to keep the books to provide opportunities for children to revisit their experience.

Get Involved with Therapy Dogs

If you live or work in Flagler or Volusia County and you are interested in bringing your four-legged friend to volunteer for this program, we want to talk to you!

To volunteer for this program, you must:

  • Currently care for a sanctioned service animal
  • Have complete shot records + documentation of therapy dog certification
  • Complete an orientation with our team

Please contact Vosie Miller at vmiller@elcfv.org or 386-317-3353

Titles of Books Read

Bad Dog, Good Dog

Ben, The Very Best Furry Friend

Helping Dogs

My Buddy

May I Pet Your Dog