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06/03/10 — Reading dog George hangs up his collar

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Reading dog George hangs up his collar

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on June 3, 2010 1:46 PM

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News-Argus/BOBBY WILLIAMS

George, a therapy dog, was guest of honor at his retirement party at Meadow Lane Elementary School on Wednesday. For four years, students have read to him during his weekly visits as part of the READ -- Reading Education Assistance Dog -- program. The program is credited with helping improve reading skills, as well as boosting behavior and self-esteem among students.

George Pettypool has spent the last four years at Meadow Lane Elementary School helping students improve their reading and communication skills, simply by being a good listener. Quiet and attentive, he has enjoyed the weekly visits where each student spent...

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