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Official R.E.A.D. training is offered periodically by

Licensed R.E.A.D. Instructors:

Ruth Olsen ( or 512-639-1771

Teri Holamon,, 214-315-9670

Jo Ann Russell, Devers, TX

Please contact them for complete details of location, dates, schedule and cost. 

Organization: Delta Pet Partners of San Antonio, PAWSitve Reading

Contact Name: Annette Eicke

State: Texas

Cell Number: (210) 858-8351



Notes: We visit at East Terrell Hills Elementary, Westmore Elementary, Longs Creek Elementary, Northern Hills Elementary, New Braunfels Public Library and Randolph AFB Library.

Organization: Huntsville Pets Helping People

Contact Name: Kay Carlson 

City: Huntsville

State: Texas

E-mail :

Web site:

Notes: We visit Scott Johnson Elementary in Huntsville.

Organization: K-9 Connection

Contact Name: Mary Williams

City: League City

State: Texas 77573


Organization: Love on a Leash - PAWSitive Reading

Contact Name: Christina Fry 

City: Royse City

State: Texas


Notes: Currently visiting in Rockwall, Royse City, Greenville, and Rowlett Public Libraries. Our teams also visit various schools, bookstores, nursing care facilities and many other places spreading love and motivating readers.

Organization: Montgomery Pet Partners, Inc.

Contact Name: Ellen Balcer, R.E.A.D. Coordinator 

City: The Woodlands

State: Texas

E-mail: or


Notes: Montgomery Pet Partners read with children at Wilkerson Intermediate, Collins Intermediate, Sam Houston Elementary, Montgomery Elementary. When the teams are not, they are bringing cheer to residents of health care facilities.

Organization: Panhandle Area Community Therapies

Program: PACT & Books and Bow Wows

Contact: Jo Humphrey

Number: 661-803-0201


City: Perryton

Notes: Our group is located in the Texas Panhandle and are currently in Pampa, Borger,Perryton, Canadian, Booker and Spearman, with plans to expand to the western counties.

Organization: Paws 4 Hearts Working Therapy Dogs

Program: Readers Make Great Leaders

City: San Antonio

Contact: Karen Minson

Phone: 210-325-3019



Notes: We visit at Oak Meadows Elementary School, Boerne Public Library, Spring Branch Public Library, New Braunfels Public Library, Fort Bend County Women's Shelter, Houston Museum of Natural Science.

Organization: Paws Up, Inc (a Community Partner of Pet Partners) in Corpus Christi

Program: Tails for Tales

Contact Name: Heidi Humerickhouse

City: Corpus Christi


Notes: Paws Up, Inc. includes Pet Partner teams from cities and towns all around the Coastal Bend, including Corpus Christi, Alice, Robstown, Rockport, Port Aransas, Taft and Odem.  Our teams read with students at West Oso Elementary School, George Evans Elementary School and Ben F. McDonald Library during our Tails for Tales program. We also visit Driscoll Children's Hospital, Spohn Shoreline Hospital, Holmgreen Center and Corpus Christi Rehabilitation Center.

Organization: PAWS for Service

Location: San Antonio, TX

Contact Name: LaDonna Moment, Trainer

Phone: (210) 492-1540



Notes: PAWS for Service visits Bulverde-Spring Branch Library, along with various schools and libraries throughout San Antonio

Organization: Rob Cary Pet Resort

Program: Rob Cary C.A.R.E.S.

Contact Names: Tammi White & Judy Wells

City: San Antonio

Phone: Tammi: 210-889-1489 or Judy: 210-287-1757

Email: or


Notes: We visit at Wetmore Elementary and Oak Meadow Elementary

Organization: Sun City TX Pet Club

Contact Name: Ruth Olsen

Address: 102 Night Hawk Way

City: Georgetown

State: Texas

Phone Number: 512-639-1771


Notes: We are a pet partner team group who visits at the Georgetown Public Library and the Georgetown Elementary Schools for special events.

Organization: Tender Loving K9 R.E.A.D.ers

Contact Name: Sharon Evans

City: Katy

State: Texas



Notes: Tender Loving K9s visit at the Katy Library and also the Kendall Library (which is part of the Houston Public Library).

Organization: Therapet

Contact Name: Rebekah Roberts

City: Tyler

State: Texas

Phone Number: 903-535-2125

Fax Number: 903-535-2037



Notes: East Texas Crisis Center, Beckville I.S.D.

Contact Name: National R.E.A.D. Coordinator

Phone: 801-272-3439


Notes: For more information on registered R.E.A.D. teams or groups in this state, please contact the ITA office.

The ITA R.E.A.D. program is touching hearts across the nation. The following is a partial list of R.E.A.D. Affiliate Programs, Regional Workshops, and individual R.E.A.D teams. It is our hope that this list will help put R.E.A.D. teams in contact with programs and workshops in their area. If you would like to add your program to this list please send an email to the National R.E.A.D. Coordinator at the ITA office (

States ending in
have programs hosting regional workshops. Also, many R.E.A.D. instructors are willing to travel. Please feel free to contact one of them about setting up a workshop specifically designed for your group.