Roxy Reading is a donation dependent organization whose registered pet therapy teams promote literacy in schools, deliver comfort to children navigating the court system, bring relief to young victims of violent crimes, and support to medically fragile kids residing in group homes.

Central Bucks School District Honors Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs for 10 Years of Volunteer Service

DOYLESTOWN, PA – Last month at the school board meeting, the Central Bucks School District recognized Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs’ outstanding service in promoting literacy to district elementary students over the last decade. School Superintendent Dr. David Weitzel presented a certificate to RRTD Volunteer Director of Schools Sharon Fleck and her dog, Bud, RRTD Volunteer President Diane Smith and Roxy, RRTD Board Chair Linda McCrillis and Maggie and RRTD Volunteer Laura Peel and Bella.

I’ve heard kids and teachers talk about the benefit of having you and the dogs in the schools,” said Dr. Weitzel. “Kids can be reluctant readers, but they have been brought out of their shells by having a dog sit at their feet. Thank you for the support of our students and the gifts that you’ve given them as they learn to read.” There are 70 certified therapy dog teams who are read to by 1,500 children per week in the Central Bucks School District.

Founded in 2005, Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs is a non-profit, 501 c 3 organization dedicated to children. Their highly trained and certified emotional therapy dog teams promote reading to elementary school children through the Literacy for All Program, bring comfort and calm to young victims of crime through the Courthouse Program, deliver canine companionship to medically fragile patients at Pedia Manor, and visit children who are patients at Doylestown Hospital. All visits are free of charge to families, schools and taxpayers. The Doylestown based organization relies solely on tax deductible donations.

For more information, visit our homepage at www.roxyreading.org

CBSD Superintendent Dr. Weitzel presents a certificate recognizing Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs 10 years of service to RRTD Director of Schools, Sharon Fleck while RRTD President Diane Smith and dog Roxy look on.
CBSD Superintendent Dr. Weitzel presents a certificate recognizing Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs 10 years of service to RRTD Director of Schools, Sharon Fleck while RRTD President Diane Smith and dog Roxy look on.

 

Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs received this certificate in honor of the organization’s 10 years of volunteer service to Central Bucks School District
Roxy Reading Therapy Dogs received this certificate in honor of the organization’s 10 years of volunteer service to Central Bucks School District

The Roxy Reading Courthouse Therapy Dogs Program

Many people in Central Bucks know about Roxy Reading’s programs in the classroom, but not enough have heard of our Minor Victims of Violent Crimes program.  Roxy Reading teams in this division are specially trained and on-call for shifts in the District Attorney’s office.  Roxy dogs are available to comfort and stand by minors who are involved… Continue Reading

Roxy Reading in the Classroom

  Last week I had my first Roxy Reading experience in the classroom.  Maggie, a long-time Roxy volunteer who brings one of her two labs to Linden every week, was nice enough to let me accompany her into the first grade reading support room she visits every week.  Chloe, her three year old yellow lab,… Continue Reading