Paws to Read

Practice reading aloud and improve fluency by sharing a story with one of our lovable Paws to Read therapy dogs. If your child might benefit from sensory accommodations such as fidgets or noise-reducing headphones, please request a Sensory Accommodations kit from the desk.

Meet the Paws to Read Dogs!


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Abbey!

  • Human: Kathleen
  • Fun Fact: Abbey is very intuitive with people. She also has earned her Level 2 Canine Conditioning Fitness title and medal!
  • Location: Fountain Library - Mondays, 3 p.m.

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Alice!

  • Human: Chris
  • Fun Fact: Alice was named after Chef Alice Waters of Chez Panisse. All of the dogs in her litter were named for famous chefs.
  • Location: Penrose Library - Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.

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Avalanche!

  • Human: Jackie
  • Fun Fact: Avalanche is a pit bull mix who was born in a snowstorm.
  • Location: East Library - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m., 1st and 3rd Sundays, 2 p.m.

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Beuferd!

  • Human: Glenn
  • Fun Fact: Beuferd won The Salvation Army’s Bell Ringing Award and Exceptional Volunteer Award with Therapy Dogs
  • Location: East Library - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m., 1st and 3rd Sundays, 2 p.m.

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Brinkley!

  • Human: Debbie
  • Fun Fact: Brinkley volunteers quite a bit, including visiting the courthouse to comfort youth.
  • Location: Old Colorado City Library - Tuesdays, 4 p.m.

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Connor!

  • Human: Linda
  • Fun Fact: Connor had a hip replaced when he was only 11 months old!
  • Location: Monument Library - Mondays, Wednesdays, 4 p.m.

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Cooper!

  • Human: Elke
  • Fun Fact: Cooper loves tennis balls more than anything else!
  • Location: Sand Creek Library - Fridays, 4 p.m.

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Davy!

  • Human: Linda
  • Fun Fact: Davy loves pretzels and sleeping under the covers.
  • Location: High Prairie Library - Tuesdays, 4 p.m.

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Fenway!

  • Human: Janet
  • Fun Fact: Fenway also volunteers with the Ronald McDonald House!
  • Location: Monument Library - Mondays, Wednesdays, 4 p.m.

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Gracie!

  • Human: Lisa
  • Fun Fact: Gracie is a fashionista and doggie diva - she has over 20 headbands and hats, and too many bandanas to count!
  • Location: East Library - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m., 1st and 3rd Sundays, 2 p.m.

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Hope and Grace!

  • Human: Jill
  • Fun Fact: Hope is a Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study hero, and loves raw apples and carrots. In April 2018, Grace give birth to a litter of ELEVEN puppies. Some of her pups are also training to be therapy dogs!
  • Location: Library 21c - Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m..

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Indy!

  • Human: Carla
  • Fun Fact: Indy likes to walk himself holding his own leash.
  • Location: Old Colorado City Library - Tuesdays, 4 p.m.

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Jambo!

  • Human: Sabrina
  • Fun Fact: Before Jambo was a therapy dog, he was in training to become a blind guide dog. Cutest dropout we know!
  • Location: Monument Library - Mondays, Wednesdays, 4 p.m.

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Justice!

  • Human: Yolanda
  • Fun Fact: Justice can run a full marathon (26.2 miles)!
  • Location: Sand Creek Library - Fridays, 4 p.m.

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Kahlua'!

  • Human: Monty
  • Fun Fact: Kahlua' loves people, snow, and walks. Her pet peeve is meals that don't include hamburger and cheese!
  • Location: East Library - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m., 1st and 3rd Sundays, 2 p.m.

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Lacey!

  • Human: Mary
  • Fun Fact: Lacey loves to be petted - belly rubs are her favorite!
  • Location: Rockrimmon Library - Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.

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Little Bear!

  • Humans: Jim and Diane
  • Fun Fact: Little Bear is a Golden Retriever, but has no interest in tennis balls.
  • Location: Rockrimmon Library - Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.

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Luna!

  • Human: Diane
  • Fun Fact: Luna is named after Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter.
  • Location: Library 21c - Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.; Ute Pass Library - 2nd Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.

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Maya!

  • Human: Steve
  • Fun Fact: Maya is 5 pounds, but she thinks she's a big dog!
  • Location: East Library - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m., 1st and 3rd Sundays, 2 p.m.

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Mel!

  • Human: Sharon
  • Fun Fact: Mel enjoys being vacuumed!
  • Location: East Library - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m., 1st and 3rd Sundays, 2 p.m.

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Mercy!

  • Human: Heather
  • Fun Fact: Mercy loves coming to the library and is also an active volunteer with the Colorado Springs Go Team Therapy Dogs.
  • Location: Library 21c - Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.; Monument Library - Mondays, Wednesdays, 4 p.m.

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Murphy!

  • Human: Kelly
  • Fun Fact: Murphy loves to hike and do agility classes. His favorite special treat is whipped cream.
  • Location: Cheyenne Mountain Library - Wednesdays, 4 p.m.

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Oakley!

  • Human: Jamie
  • Fun Fact: Oakley loves snow (but not his snow shoes) and he has hiked five 14ers!
  • Location: Penrose Library - Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.

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Oliver!

  • Human: Mike
  • Fun Fact: Oliver sleeps and cuddles with a little stuffed alligator.
  • Location: East Library - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m., 1st and 3rd Sundays, 2 p.m.

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Pepper!

  • Human: Steve
  • Fun Fact: Pepper smiles when she meets new people, and she can ride a skateboard!
  • Location: East Library - Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 3:30 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m., 1st and 3rd Sundays, 2 p.m.

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Richie!

  • Human: Cathlin
  • Fun Fact: Richie is a puppy mill survivor and ambassador for National Mill Dog Rescue. He also volunteers with the pet therapy program at Evans Army Community Hospital.
  • Location: Fountain Library - Mondays, 3 p.m.

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Roxy!

  • Human: Julie
  • Fun Fact: Roxy also works as a therapy dog at Manitou Springs Elementary School.
  • Location: Manitou Springs Library - Tuesdays, 3 p.m.

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Sky!

  • Human: Sue
  • Fun Fact: Sky is a Champion trick dog.
  • Location: Rockrimmon Library - Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.

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Snow!

  • Human: Dawn
  • Fun Fact: Snow is named for Snow White, and loves to hike, swim, play in the snow, and hunt for fish.
  • Location: Penrose Library - Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m.

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Tripp!

  • Human: Ila
  • Fun Fact: Tripp is a Silver Grand Champion. He loves meeting new people and has been to 22 states!
  • Location: High Prairie Library - Tuesdays, 4 p.m.

Comments

My dog Jake and I are a therapy dog team. We work at Penrose St Francis. We would like to work at the library if there is a need. We live on the extreme northern edge of the county, so a northern library would be best. Please let me know what is required.

Abbey is a German Shorthair Pointer, she loves visiting the library and enjoys being petted and read to. She loves agility and tricks!

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