Read To Sydney




Helping Children Read
One Tail At A Time.



Sydney’s Reading and Learning Center is located inside the West Oaks Mall

next to Aunt Annes Pretzels near JCPenny.


Click on store hours:


Reading Center Hours

Page: storehours




Page: Toby Tour




We encourage love and respect for all animals


Volunteer opportunities are available in South Lake County and West Orange counties.


Opportunities Currently Available:


Library Visits

School Visits

Reading Center Volunteers

Reading Center Tutors

Special Events

Grant Writer



South Lake Coordinator

West Orange Coordinator


Please click here to download an application.


Would you like Sydney’s friends to visit your child's school? One of Sydney’s friends will visit the school, after our Story Time with the children, we will donate books to either the classroom or the school library.

For more information or to set up a Story Time, please contact us at:


Or email at:




Helping children read, one tail at a time.

We are always looking for volunteers to help us out. Please contact Thom @ 407-247-8595

Read to Sydney is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization whose mission is to help children with and without disabilities learn to read and make reading fun for beginning readers.  Reading to therapy dogs help raise a child’s self-esteem, it also provides comfort, reinforces learning, motivates speech and teaches positive and appropriate social behaviors. Autistic children and children with learning disabilities seem much more open to learning while interacting with the dogs.


Two major activities of the organization are library visits where any child can read to the dogs and our school visits where children can interact with the dogs while being read a story. We make book donations to each classroom visited. We want to thank you for your consideration of a donation to our organization.


Therapy dogs on a mission to help children read, one “tail” at a time.