Area students read to dogs as part of service project

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Some local students had a chance to show off their reading skills to a group of furry friends.

Middle schoolers at Maumee Valley Country Day School spent the day at Assistance Dogs for Achieving Independence with the Ability Center It was all part of a service program where kids to into the community and work with local organizations.

Students spent time with several dogs, reading them stories and sharing a little bit of love.

School leaders say it's a situation where everyone benefits.

"Kids love coming here. They get to interact with the animals, they get to learn about people living with disabilities and the obstacles they have to overcome," Erik Graham, Maumee Valley Country Day school, said.

The high school students visited last month.

The organization helps those living with disabilities have more independence using service and therapy dogs to help with daily needs.