Hero Dog Elle
is a canine education expert
pawing the way for each
and every dog family to live
a happy, healthy, safe life.
"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
Therapy Dog Reading Buddy Program
Dog Owner Responsibility Community Program
Therapy Dog Elle
is a R.E.A.D. Reading Education Assistance Dog helping children learn to enjoy a story with a
wagging tail, friendly paw and reassuring ear.
“When I was 4 years old, and they came to the library talking about their program, I was terrified of dogs then,” said student Dylan Blount. “I would watch TV and dogs would always be biting people and my cousin had a dog and every time I moved, it would chase me.”
Blount is now in sixth grade and said reading to Elle helped him overcome his fear of dogs and learn not to judge people, or animals, by the way they look. WRAL.com
Dog Safety Education School Program
Ambassador Dog Elle
teaches friends of all ages an
understanding about the proper ways to interact around all dogs that benefit both human and canine.
"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