Volunteers wanted to read to dogs

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Reading to shy dogs helps them socialize, AAWL said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Reading to shy dogs helps them socialize, AAWL said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
AAWL is looking for volunteers. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) AAWL is looking for volunteers. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Reading is fundamental, even for our furry friends apparently.

The Arizona Animal Welfare League is looking for volunteers to read to dogs in their shelter.

The organization said people reading to shy dogs helps the pups better social skills.

"We saw shy dogs warming up to people, sitting in the laps focusing their attention and gaining that confidence," said Michael Morefield with AAWL.

The program is also beneficial for kids with reading.

"Dogs don't care how fast you read or if you slip up on a word. All they care about is the time you're spending with them and it's so positive for the dog and the kids," Morefield said.

If you're interested in reading to dogs, head to their website by clicking/tapping here.

Click/tap here to download the free azfamily mobile app.

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