The Magic of Pup Club!

Through the Pup Club Reading Program, we’re not just building strong readers; we’re nurturing compassionate individuals. Incorporating a dog’s non-judgmental love into our program is at the heart of VIP’s mission. We believe that these moments of connection and shared stories create a positive and supportive environment that benefits both the children and our therapy dogs.

Our Story

This is our fourth successful year of Pup Club at the Boys and Girls Club. We have an amazing group of volunteers who are certified therapy teams. They bring their dogs every other week.Do you want to join us? 

Purpose: Our primary goal is to build self-confidence in young readers through the unique connection between children and our therapy dogs. Unlike traditional learning environments, our adult volunteers are not here to “teach” or “correct.” Instead, they’re here to encourage and support as children embark on their reading journeys.

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How can you help?…

You can help by Volunteering to join us with a certified therapy dog. If you are already certified contact us at  and introduce yourself and we will arrange an evaluation of you and your dog and make plans for you to join us. If you aren’t certified but you think your dog has therapy potential head over to our training pages sign up for a class. Maybe you are looking for a therapy dog potential? We are always training dogs one may be the right fit for you. Check our pups in training page.