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Safety K9 Elle teaches friends of all ages with her school program the proper ways to interact around all dogs that benefit both human and canine.

                 Therapy Dog Elle is a R.E.A.D.  Reading Education Assistance Dog and

helps encourage children with her volunteer

reading program learn to enjoy a story. 

Tail wagging tales™



Hero Dog Elle educates with her canine safe and responsible community program 

in hopes that each family dog lives

happily every after. 


"Pit bulls have a reputation for being aggressive, but it's not unusual to find Elle, a 5-year-old pit bull, cuddling up to elementary school children for story time. In fact, she does it regularly. Elle is a therapy dog at an elementary and a middle school in North Carolina. With help from her owner, Leah Brewer, 42, Elle started a reading program called “Tail Wagging Tales” to help students practice reading and strengthen confidence." TODAY.com


"Elle earned the award for her work as a therapy dog in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., where she helps children learn dog safety and helps people overcome their fear of dogs. She participates in a therapy dog reading program called "Tail Wagging Tales" which was started by her owner, Leah Brewer." ​Huffington Post​

​"We all think of our pups as top dog, but one sweet, brown pit bull just won that title for real. Elle, a therapy dog from North Carolina, has been named the 2013 American Hero Dog by the American Humane Association." Parade

"Elle's a multi-award winning therapy dog who participates in a reading program for kids and is a safety educator in her community. Take that Lassie!" Buzzfeed