CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) Trouble getting your kids to read? Get them a pet! Tibby Chase from the Pioneer Valley Kennel Club, Katherine King, a 2nd grade teacher and Rebecca Masters, the program coordinator for ‘Tails to Read: a Paw-sitive Reading Experience’ showed us how kids can have a blast reading with dogs.
About The Pioneer Valley Kennel Club:
The Pioneer Valley Kennel Club makes every effort to satisfy the needs and interests of all its members and stimulate interest in showing, training and breeding purebred dogs. It encourages its members to reach for and maintain the highest standards in any aspect they choose to venture in the world of dogs.
An extension to promoting purebred dogs through competitive events is the Club’s commitment to promoting humane treatment and welfare of all dogs. It allocates funds each year to organizations and projects that affect the health and happiness of all dogs. Donations are made to organizations such as ‘hearing ear’ training facilities, animal shelters, spay-neutering clinics, scholarships to deserving students pursuing an animal related field, funding for scientific research and treatments and other deserving projects as chosen by Club members.
PVKC supports and defends beneficial laws and speaks out against those deemed harmful to the general welfare of all dogs. To keep abreast of dog legislation and matters concerning the general welfare of dogs, the Club maintains membership in the AMERICAN DOG OWNERS ASSOCIATION and the MASSACHUSETTS FEDERATION OF DOGS CLUBS AND RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNERS. Many members are active on an individual basis as well.