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An innovative program in Long Beach, CA provides certified therapy dogs to public schools and libararies so that children can read to their new friends. The award-winning program has had a dramatic impact on the reading skills of the youngsters according to Josie Gavieres who has traiend six service dogs from pupies and workks with the chikdren, some of whom hav emediacal and emotional issues.
Josie joins Sandy to talk about how the program works and who it could be expanded to schools anywhere.
Year end review/preview shows are commoneur regular contributor, Stacy Mantle stops by to discuss the top pet stories of 2011 and makes some predictions about what to expect in 2012.
Stacy is the editor of petsweekly.com and she has her fingers on the pulse of the trends and happenings across the pet world, check yout petsweekly.com.
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