We recommend contacting Katie for more information on training specifically for pet therapy. Katie is a certified trainer and has over 20 years of serving with therapy dogs.
Katie Fleming (803) 210-7545
The mission of the R.E.A.D. program is to improve the literacy skills of children through the assistance of registered therapy teams as literacy mentors. R.E.A.D. is a program separate from LOAL, but many of our volunteers do both.
Buddy Break is a free respite program designed to give caregivers of kids with special needs (VIP kids) a break from their ongoing care-giving responsibilities. Music City LOAL is proud to volunteer with our local Buddy Break. Please refer to our event calendar for scheduling information.
All Music City LOAL dogs are eligible to earn AKC Therapy Dog titles, including purebreds and mixed breeds. To earn an AKC Therapy Dog title, dogs must be registered or listed with AKC and have a number.