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Prescription Pets has been bringing the healing power of pets to communities in Northern California since the year 2000. Our volunteer, dog therapy teams are trained for animal-assisted activities and as Reading Education Assistance Dogs® (R.E.A.D ®) teams. We have teams that visit many locations around Northern California including; Mercy Medical Center in Redding, St. Elizabeths Hospital in Red Bluff, Mercy Mt. Shasta, The Vistas, Le Brun Residential Care, Quartz Hill Post Acute Care, Oakmont, and the Reddding Library and various schools for R.E.A.D.®.
Reading to the Dogs Program (R.E.A.D.)
On hold until governmental COVID-19 preventative measures are removed.
Because of these measures we have made videos for those interested in viewing someone reading to a dog. These videos are available on the Redding Library website and here on Prescription Pets website. See below.
Pam and Britton are a registered Read Education Assistance Dog team volunteering with Prescription Pets Therapy Dogs. During normal times they work with children to improve their reading skills by having the children read to Britton at the Redding Library or at school. In this video Pam is reading to Britton.