Team Jean & Maggie

 

Biography
Hi, my name is “Maggie” and I have a really fun job in life. I get to visit with all kinds of people in many different places. My favorite assignments are the ones that involve working with children!

Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I am a registered Pet Partners therapy dog. I am a Redbone Coonhound Yellow Lab Mix and I am five years old. I weigh in at fifty five pounds. My Mom and I have been a Pet Partner Team since 2011. My job as a therapy dog is to make friends and help people feel happy.

Part of my training is that I am also a registered Reading Education Assistance Dog (R.E.A.D.). One of the places I currently visit is the Richland County Library in Ballentine. My job at the library is to work with children of all ages and reading abilities.

I like children to practice and demonstrate that reading is FUN! I listen attentively, don’t judge, laugh or criticize anyone who is reading to me. I allow children to proceed at their own pace and I am less intimidating than their peers. My mom says that the children who read to me build self-esteem, confidence, and social skills. The children really love it when I turn the pages of their books with my nose; they usually giggle and hug me!

I patiently listen to the kindergarten children read their basic primers. Because I am non-judgmental, the children’s self-confidence and reading fluency is boosted. In addition, I am able to correctly identify 50+ basic kindergarten and first grade sight words! The students love to challenge me to see who knows the most words!

Our visits to the kindergarten are a win-win each week!

I hope you have a “paws-itively” wonderful day! I would love to have others join me as a Reading Education Assistance Dog or doing other fun therapy visits.

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Registered with: Pet Partners Inc.

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Services: Dog Bite Prevention and R.E.A.D. Program

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Availability: My schedule is full at this time. Sorry.

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Contact: Please contact me through the Contact Form on this website.

Jeanne and Maggie
This would be us!

I love my job
I love my job

I can read more than 50 words! Can you?
I can read more than 50 words! Can you?