“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
© Programs inspired by Elle created by Leah Brewer
"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
Therapy Dog Elle
is an Official T.W.T. Reading Buddy
helping children learn to enjoy a story with a
wagging tail, friendly paw and reassuring ear.
Therapy Dog Reading Buddy Program
Dog Safe/Responsible School Program
Canine Safety/Human Responsibility Community Program
Ambassador Dog Elle
is an Official PAWS Ed Team K9
teaching friends of all ages the ways
to properly interact and show respect
that benefit both human and canine.
has fair policies for all dog families. Huffington Post
Hero Dog Elle
and is pawing the way for each
and every family dog 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