Dominic Pagnani-McLean became the first child in Maine to complete Silent Sidekicks’ “Reader of the Pack” Program in July. Dominic has been reading to Morgan – The Sidekick at the Lincoln Memorial Library in Lincoln, Maine. After his 8th reading session, he received his certificate and an animal book to take home. The “Reader of the Pack” Program allows children to improve their reading skills in a nonjudgmental atmosphere in the company of a therapy dog. The program is offered at libraries and schools throughout Maine.
Silent Sidekicks is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides information and education about animal assisted therapy/activities and the services of trained volunteer handler-animal teams to communities throughout the State of Maine.