Furry Tales Reading Program

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Furry Tales helps our younger children through a reading program that brings elementary children, volunteers and dogs into the classroom to work one-on-one promoting the joy of reading and building reading skills. We are currently needing volunteers on Mondays at Dorothy Thomas Exceptional Center , 3215 Nundy Rd, Tampa Florida 33618, at 10:15am - 10:45am, 12:30pm - 1:00pm 2:00pm - 2:20pm for this program. We also do the Furry Tales program at Shaw Elementary on Tuesday from 9:00am to 10:15 am. We also are expanding and have additional opportunities to work with similar programs in Hillsborough County on Wednesdays. Please contact us for further information

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3215 NUNDY RD, TAMPA, FL 33618, US

Mission Statement

Empowering Kids - Changing Lives - One Dog at a Time


Our core program is offered at the Dorothy Student Thomas Center, a school for Exceptional Student Education within the Hillsborough County Public School system. This school serves as an alternative for students with extreme emotional and behavior disorders or other disorders that prevent them from attending a main stream public school.

While the focus of our programs is to help at-risk youth, we continue to serve people in need...because once the dogs are trained, they are placed with individuals in the community who have certified needs. These dogs go on to empower others through their service as a therapy or companion dog for those suffering from PTSD or anxieties and children with autism...giving them the chance to regain their independence and resume a more productive life.


We'll work with your schedule.


3215 Nundy RoadTampa, FL 33618



  • Child Welfare
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Special Needs
  • Animal Care / Handling


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • one hour up to 3 days a week
  • Must have own transportation, patience and love of dogs.

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