Hero Dog Awards - Olivia

Olivia

Acton, Maine

Olivia and I brought the reading dog program to our local elementary school. We work one on one, under the guidance of the school’s reading specialist, to encourage the students to read aloud, or build their reading skills or improve their speech. We meet with three children each week.
Before covid Olivia and I were also volunteering at the new England cancer center where we visited with patients before they went to their treatment appointments. We hope that one day soon we will be able to return to our work there. Olivia has earned the AKC excellent therapy dog title with a current number of 350 visits and we continue to work towards the next title award. But our true love of volunteering, especially at our school is to see the happiness that she brings to the children in our community.