Dually and Dora are Bernese Mountain Dogs. Originating in Switzerland during ancient times, this breed’s original function was drafting and droving work in the mountains. Their calm, confident temperaments made them ideal for pulling carts to market and driving dairy cattle, as well as being fine companions. Typically gentle and easygoing, Bernese Mountain Dogs like to be near their people, which makes them a good fit for families with chidren as well as other dogs and pets.
Dually and Dora wait on the library steps
with their friend Roxy
Dually and Dora became Pet Partners in June 2011. Shortly thereafter, they became READ certified and started Dog Nights at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette, MI. Peter White had a dog reading program for many years which consisted of individual reading sessions by appointment. With busy lifestyles and competing commitments, this was not reaching as many children as desired, so with the assistance and support of the Peter White library staff, a Dog Nights program was started. Dog Nights consists of 6- to 8-week sessions on Thursday nights from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Children of any age or reading ability can drop in and read to one or all of the dogs. Either Dually or Dora are there every week to provide lots of soft fur for petting and a listening ear for the readers.