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Therapy dog gains following by Facebook

A reading therapy dog from Minnesota now has a following from across the country.

Posted: Feb 16, 2018 6:30 PM

MINNESOTA - A reading therapy dog from Minnesota now has a following from across the country.

And he has Facebook to thank for it.

Sting spends many evenings at the local library having kids read to him.

But one night no one showed up, so his owner posted this picture of the lonely looking sting, requesting more readers.


Not many sounds are heard in the library except books getting checked in and books getting checked out.

Unless... you're at the Ramsey County Library.

John Muellner and his best pal sting are regulars here.

"Sting is a 10-year-old greyhound, he's a retired racer from Iowa," Muellner said. 

But on a recent visit, lonely string waited patiently, but no one came to read to him.

So John posted this via facebook. and it went viral.

"Played the angle of poor sting was all by himself, and then a friend asked if she could repost it public and I said yeah, and after that, it just went everywhere," Muellner said. 

Sting is now famous.

"It just kept going and going. I mean we were getting replies from Australia, Manila, Argentina. I just couldn't' believe it kept going like that," Muellner said. 

Sting isn't the only therapy dog helping kids gain confidence with their reading.

Read dog Minnesota has volunteered in schools and libraries across the 7-county metro area.

Back here at the Ramsey County Library, John and Sting are fully booked.


"He hasn't let it go to his head yet," Muellner said.

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