We are Bentley’s Buddies & Friends, a free service helping children improve their reading skills with the assistance of a certified Reading Buddy. A certified Reading Buddy provides a calm environment for a child to read and will not tell them they are wrong if they make a mistake.

If your little Reader needs some extra help, give us a call to see how we can help!


We are looking for volunteers who can consistently give an hour each week to volunteer with your dog in a reading setting? We have several openings in school settings as well as opportunities at libraries and Bentley’s Place.

To take the next step, head over to our Volunteer Page and fill out the application. Questions? Call (317) 318-2230.

We Have Moved! As of 9/24/2022 We Are Now Located At 
707 N State Street, Greenfield IN 46140.

From a BBF parent

Hello! I received the readers NWEA scores for Math and Reading today. I usually don’t take much stock into standardized testing and honestly, he hasn’t done well in previous years (usually 20-30th percentile). He received 88th percentile and projected to have a 95th this spring at this rate!! I’m crying because he has been working SO HARD for the last year at reading. I can’t thank you all enough for helping him in this journey and for helping not dread reading anymore. Firm believer in our reading buddies and will continue to be a part of it! 💜

What a testimony to the Power of the Paw at work. Building confidence in young readers and helping them believe in themselves. Just wow!!

BBF runs completely on donations and love!! 100% of the donations go back to the kids, from books to wonderful doggos and volunteers to the facility. We aim to give the kids the best reading experience we can.

We have a wonderful opportunity to raise funds, with your help. We are vying for the Steak n Bake top 5 so we can be a recipient of a Rotary grant!! We are asking for donations, cash or check between now and September 17th. The 5 not for profits that raise the most funds during this time, will be announced at the Steak n Bake fundraiser on September 17th!! We sure hope to be one of those 5 but, if we are not, your donation will be kept by BBF and we will do great things with the donation. You can mail a check, please write Rotary in the memo section and it must be dated anywhere from September 1-17th, to BBF at 1220 W Main Street Ste G Greenfield, IN 46140 or drop cash/check by the office. All donations are tax deductible!! Every dollar counts!! Please call us at 317-604-7309 with any questions!!

Thank you for all the support you give to BBF!! We couldn’t do what we do without you!!

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