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10-year-old creates reading program to help people with dyslexia, rescue dogs

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PALM BEACH, FL (WPTV/CNN) - A nonprofit in Florida benefits people with dyslexia and dogs up for adoption - and it was all started by a 10-year-old.

With a book in one hand and a rescue dog in the other, Shane Herman sits on the floor of this Palm Beach Gardens Petco reading out loud to his new furry friend.

"Even when I make a million mistakes, dogs don't judge you," Shane said. "When I'm judged it makes me feel stupid and it makes me feel like I'm reading all my words wrong, but when I read to dogs they are really, they really appreciate being read to."

Shane was 8 years old when he was diagnosed with dyslexia.

"I was laughed at by many people and it felt terrible," Shane said.

So in early 2018, at just 10 years old, he created the nonprofit "Let's Get Booking," as a way to help others in the community overcome similar situations and gain confidence.

But, his work is now also giving rescue dogs a new life.

All For One Pet Rescue brings dogs to each event for the kids to read to.

"It's great social skills for our dogs," said Lisa Beadle, co-founder of All For One Pet Rescue. "We can see how they interact with strangers with children."

Anyone who wants to adopt one on the spot is able to do so.

"It's a win-win situation," said Gerard Boglioli, Petco store leader. "The kids are learning how to read and the dogs are getting the attention they need before they find a forever home."

Looking ahead in 2019, the organization hopes to expand and help even more people in need.

They are also creating software that will allow each child to track their reading progress at each event.

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