VOTE – Las Vegas Animal Therapy Team, Finalists in Contest

Benny at Edith Garehime School

Benny at Edith Garehime School

I’ve had a couple of questions about public voting. The contest is promoted and run through Facebook only. However, you can also vote from


You may vote once per IP address per day through Sep. 25th.


We are proud to announce that the Las Vegas animal assisted therapy program, Love Dog Adventures, is a finalist in the first national Books & Barks contest sponsored by Pets Best insurance.

The contest is to raise awareness of the benefits of using therapy animals for educational purposes.

The Love Dog team submitted their work with the Edith Garehime Elementary School in Las Vegas. This program brings “everything dog” to first and second graders every other week. It introduces subjects such as how to care for your dog, how to choose the right dog for your family, what therapy dogs do, the importance of rescue and how to be kind to all living beings. Park of the year-long curriculum is the anti-bully initiative Be Cool, Not Cruel and at this young age, the children truly understand how to make friends and how to appreciate differences and the beauty of each individual. Each class has at least five Love Dogs in the room participating and we conclude each session with Reading Circles so the children can read to “their” dogs.

Hundreds of submissions have been narrowed down to eight finalists and voting is open to the public September 8 to September 25please vote for the Love Dogs so we can present this amazing award to our beloved adopted school, Edith Garehime Elementary.

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Please help us celebrate Edith Garehime students and their Love Dogs in this special way.