Story Dogs

King Street Veterinary Hospital is very proud to support Story Dogs Inc.
This literacy program was born in Murwillumbah in March 2009. The success of this local initiative is largely attributed to its two passionate founders: Janine Sigley and Leah Sheldon. 


The Story Dogs program allows students to read to a dog in order to improve their confidence as well as their literacy and communication skills. But more than anything, it’s the loving and caring nature of its canine volunteers that makes this reading experience fun, relaxing and magic for all involved! This truly reflects the special bond between dogs and humans.
Story Dogs now has a team of over 33 dogs visiting more than 18 schools in the Tweed region and helping over 120 children!
King Street Veterinary Hospital is proud to be actively involved in the Story Dogs program. Two members of our “canine crew” generously give their time each week to help children read: Wilson and Julie at South Tweed Primary School and Ella and Maree at Uki Public School. Both dogs are officially sponsored by King Street Veterinary Hospital since 2011! 

The vets at King Street Veterinary Hospital are also responsible for keeping all the story dogs nice and fit for their duty by providing regular health assessment.

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                                                        Story Dogs