CANCELLED: Read to Dogs

Updated 2020/03/17

2019/10/03 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
First Credit Union Community Room
Sonia Zagwyn, Children's Services Coordinator
604-485-4796 (ext 212)

Young readers come share a story with the Library’s four- legged friends. These St. John Ambulance child-certified therapy dogs have ears of the floppy, pointy, velvety variety and they are GOOD listeners. Cuddles and tail wags abound.


jerrys blanketCircleJerry is a Golden Doodle who absolutely LOVES to snuggle.  If you don’t continue to pet him, he takes his paw and gently gives you a little nudge and then places his big paw on top of your head.  Jerry loves tennis balls almost as much as he loves snuggling.  He can chase them all day long! You’ll often see Jerry roaming the beach of Lang Bay with two green tennis balls inside of his mouth. (Handler’s name: Deb Maitland)




Harry is a Jack Russell Terrier who grew up wild and free on a farm in Manitoba, chasing rabbits and squirrels, and following the horses on trail rides through the bush. Now he’s a senior “town dog,” who still loves to run along the bush trails and the beach and will do anything for cheese! (Handler’s name: Gail Bonner)




Rumi is a very inquisitive Whoodle (Wheaton Terrier X Poodle) who enjoys playing ball. She loves meeting people and other dogs and her favourite day would consist of a leisurely swim in the ocean followed up by a long, snuggly nap with her human. (Handler’s name: Tony Papa)




Hope is a mixed breed rescue dog, calm and good-natured. She had a tough start in life–now she’s rolling in clover! (Handler’s names: Terry Noreault & Alane Wilson)





Freda is a mixed-breed Husky-Lab-Shepherd-Chihuahua, blessed with a sweet nature and a quick mind.  Freda was adopted by her handler Vanessa in hopes that she’d make a good running buddy that would keep the bears away but it turns out that Freda is a bit of a couch potato!  Luckily Freda has lots of other delightful qualities including a sense of humour, a love for snuggling, endless patience and the most beautiful eyes ever. (Handler’s name: Vanessa Sparrow)




Tessa is one of our senior dogs … but please don’t tell her that.  Despite her age, she is full of energy!  Tessa is a beautiful, loving, big, bouncy Lab who will chase a chuck-it-ball forever!  Tessa’s nickname is “The Composter” because she eats kale, carrots peas, berries and almost anything else that she can harvest from her mom’s garden. (Handler’s name: Pat Good)



Keesha is an Australian Labradoodle. She is sweet and gentle and loves to make new friends!  Keesha also loves to play fetch, swim, hike, go camping and eat lots of treats.  Her nickname is Keesha The Wonder Dog.  She thinks her nickname is pretty cool and whenever she hears it,  she begins to dance and wag her tail! (Handler’s name: Cheyene Dyer)


Charlie is an American Eskimo x Pomeranian and somewhat of a needy fella. He loves to be part of the action and will sit and gaze raptly into your eyes, using every bit of his telepathic powers, until he is finally noticed. He loves to sit on your lap but he’s well mannered and will wait until he is invited to do so. He loves to chase squirrels and is finally learning that the cats that belong to the neighbor need to be left alone.  (Handler’s name: Koosje Verkerk)