Many racing greyhounds face a very difficult time in their lives when they retire from the racing circuit. They are not often given a very comfortable and happy environment in which to live. Some of those greyhounds, however, find a purpose in life and that is the case with Sting. He is a retired racing greyhound who is now 10 years old and he is currently employed as a certified emotional therapy dog. One of the things that Sting does as part of his job is to allow children to read to him. It is a program at the local library in White Bear Lake, Minnesota known as Paws to Read.
Unfortunately, nobody showed up for this particular session and there weren’t any bookings available. That is when his handler got to work and put it out to the Internet on Facebook. He shared a picture of Sting, looking rather bummed out at the fact that nobody was there to read to him.
Since the time that the Facebook post went online, it has gone viral with over 100,000 shares. It seems as if Sting is not only an Internet star, the library has gotten far too many requests for readings with this lovely dog and the program is now booked up for months.
The funny thing is, Sting didn’t really mind kicking back and relaxing at the library that day. As his handler says, it is his “signature look.” Regardless of whether he was bummed out or not, however, he certainly is going to be busy over the next few months. Many more kids are going to be practicing their skills at reading and benefiting from the companionship of this lovely canine.
Sting is a retired Greyhound who works as a therapy dog. The program is ‘Paws to Read‘
Children from the age of 4-8 come and read to the dogs. It allows them to practice their skills in an enjoyable and safe environment.
Nobody was registered to read to Sting that day, so his handler posted a picture on Facebook.
That post went viral with more than 100,000 shares!
Sting is only one of the many reading dogs in the program. They are so popular, thanks to that Facebook post, that they will never be lonely again.
Everybody responded in a wonderful way!
H/T: Bored Panda
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