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'Paws for Smiles' helps students


Last updated 11/29/2007 at Noon

FALLBROOK — Love on a Leash’s “Paws for Smiles” team works with kindergarten, second- and third-graders at St. Peter’s School. When the children listen to stories, or read to the dogs, their attention spans, comprehension skills and reading and speaking abilities all improve.

In some ways it’s like seeing a miracle happening. The children just love the dogs and the dogs return the love with wagging tails, big flashy grins, kisses on the cheeks, handshakes, and even some “high-fives” in their gratitude.

The staff likes the way the children respond to the dogs and stories wi...

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