Finding respite from summer heat is always welcome, and so are a few minutes with Molly the black lab at Columbine Library.
Molly is a wonderful partner in our PAWS for Reading program. She’s such a mellow dog that her nickname should really be “ZenPup.”
Sisters Victoria (age 9) and Fernanda (age 6) know how much fun it is to read to Molly. What they may not realize is that by reading aloud, they’re also improving their reading and retention skills—and that will continue to benefit them throughout their lives.
Molly’s handler, Sue is a real estate agent-slash-dog lover. She’s fostered over 50 dogs so far, including Molly. She and her husband took one look at Molly, who was rescued from death row through the Safe Harbor Lab Rescue, and knew they were going to adopt her to join their other dog, a yellow lab named Dixie.
“Molly’s had quite a bit of training,” says Sue proudly. She was valedictorian of her basic obedience class and went on to earn the K9 good citizen award during therapy lessons. This is a total win for JCPL and the kids who have the chance to read with Molly.
Get to know Molly:
• Birthday: June 17, 2013
• Lives in: Littleton
• Favorite toy: Not much of a toy lover, but Molly and her sister Dixie play keep-away with a tennis ball
• Favorite food: Anything and everything. She’s a Labrador!
• Favorite books: The “Biscuit” collection and “Amelia Bedelia” stories
• Pet peeve: Bunnies and squirrels (often in the ‘favorite food’ list)
If you know someone who’d like to read with Molly or any of our other wonderful pups provided through our partnership with Animals 4 Therapy, register for your 15-minute session by calling 303-235-5275 or asking our staff for details. It’s a tail worthy of a tale.