Morningstar Therapy Dogs is a non-profit organization in Montrose Colorado made up of registered dog/handler teams joining together to promote therapy dog programs and visits in the Montrose community. The club was founded in 2003 in Montrose Colorado. Founding members (including Dr. Bettye Hooley of Morningstar Veterinary Clinic) became registered teams and began visits to nursing homes in 2004. In 2005, the group started the Reading to Rover program and teams began to visit local elementary schools. Since then, the group has grown and expanded visits to other facilities and events. In 2009, we gained non-profit status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.