Through our partnership with the Austin Dog Alliance, we offer Bow Wow on the first and third Saturdays of most months.
Pre-registration is required. To pre-register for a 10-minute reading slot, sign up at the Children’s Reference Desk or contact Virginia Hadley, 512-218-3275.
Appropriate behavior around our therapy dogs:
(parents, please review these guidelines with your children)
- Stay calm and quiet around the dog.
- Always ask for permission before petting the dog.
- Be kind to the therapy dog. Do not pull its tail or ears. Do not put your face in the dog’s face, or lay on the dog.
- Only one child reads to the dog at a time. Your reading group should include only the dog’s handler, the therapy dog, the child reader, and the parent/caregiver. This arrangement makes for a much more enjoyable reading experience for the child.