In 2006, four H.A.L.O. volunteers and their canine pals, all rescues with stories of their own, committed to becoming certified therapy teams and R.E.A.D. trained. Since that time, Shelby, Shasta, Kimoa and Dashiell have provided their own warm 'n fuzzy brand of empathy and nurturing acceptance to children, the elderly and the disabled as part of H.A.L.O.'s new program called "Angel Ears". The Angel Ears therapy teams have been active at the Oakley Library, Antioch Library, Concord School of Karate, Memorial and Contra Loma Parks working as reading assistants and at Diamond Ridge Rehabilitation Center as visiting therapy dogs.
Come to the Oakley Library and improve your reading skills and make a new friend by reading aloud to a dog from H.A.L.O. Angel Ears Therapy Dogs. Sign up for a 10-15 minute session. Walk-ins as space permits. For children 6-13 years old.