Story Tails boy reading to dog
A Literacy Program
Does your young reader need a cure for cold feet?  Would a cuddly canine help?  StoryTails to the rescue!  Research studies have shown that children whose reading scores lag behind their peers suffer from a fear of reading aloud in the classroom.  The StoryTails program pairs a registered dog and handler team with a child to provide one to one reading practice in a safe nurturing environment.  StoryTails has been an overwhelming success!  As a result, school principals from all over San Antonio have requested Storytails teams in their schools.  There's nothing like puppy dog eyes and a wagging tail to turn FEAR into reading FUN!
StoryTails 2008 update from Dottie Harrison!  Click here for story!
Special Event:  Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Northwoods Shopping Center (Hwy 281 and Loop 1604)  sponsored a book fair for our StoryTails program on December 7-9, 2007. Click here for more info and photo.

     Pet Partner teams read stories to the children at selected times and had a great time meeting you all.  It was a lot of fun for the whole family.

   StoryTails is a Literacy Program and benefits children in three different school districts in San Antonio who struggle with reading skills, self esteem and confidence.  This is done on a weekly basis with assigned children for the entire school year.
dog reading book in frame

StoryTails Training

Sat. February 21, 2009

9:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Please contact: Dottie Harrison -- this class will be contingent on having 8 students

 phone:  (210) 494-3668 or email to:

Class will be held at the Delta Office

5815 Callaghan suite 104

Summit ll office complex--See map for directions