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Story Dogs Ltd

Reading support for primary school children


What is Story Dogs? 

Story Dogs is a reading support program free for primary school children. Students read to a trained dog and its handler. Dogs are non judgmental, loving reading partners, so the children's confidence and reading skills grow.

The Magic!

The non-judgmental, loving nature of dogs gives this program its magic. Children relax, open up, try harder and have fun reading to a friendly, calm dog.

Sponsor a Reading Session every week in an Australian School! 

For just $4 per week, you will be paying for a

  • student to have a one-on-one reading session with one of our Story Dog teams! 
  • ensure that our teams can continue to help with literacy inside Australian schools. 

There is something magical that happens when a child with reading difficulties spends 20 minutes reading to a non-judgemental furry friend. They lose their inhibitions and fear of being made fun of, and they start to actually enjoy reading!! It's our little bit of magic, and for just $4 per week you can make sure a child can experience this every week! 

All funds raised go directly towards putting more dog teams into schools and thus helping more disadvantaged children learn to read.

See our dog teams in action on

Donation as a Gift?
Send your donation as a gift. Gift choices are:
  1. Two school terms of one-on-one reading sessions with a Dog Team for one child = $50
  2. A year of one-on-one reading sessions with a Dog Team for one child = $100
  3. Dog Sponsorship for one year. This will help over 5 children learn to read = $500  see more info here 
Include the details of the gift recipient and Story Dogs will send a lovely gift card.

Contact Details

315 Tweed Valley Way

Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.