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GABRIELLA SANDOVAL of Audubon was one of the first participants of the R.E.A.D program when it first began. She reads to certified Reading Education Assistance Dog Annie and Lucky Dog co-owner Mary Holsen.

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Lucky Dog is not only a place where rescued pets are brought for help, it's also a place where kids gain work experience and stay out of trouble after school.


The Detroit Lakes animal shelter offers a youth program for kids enrolled in the rehabilitation and treatment facility Drake Counseling Services, along with other programs for area students.

"They've been a real marvelous group of kids," Lucky Dog co-owner Mary Holsen said.

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