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Therapy Dog Bringing Comfort

October 1, 2020

Lt. Col. Steve Peters was completely at ease during a Tuesday interview. Granted, it didn’t involve tough questions on a controversial topic. But even if it had, it would have been pretty hard to be stressed out with a 35-pound puppy squirming in your lap and playfully nipping at your sleeves. Peters, the wing chaplain […]

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Ember The Therapy Dog

October 1, 2020

There’s a new staff member walking the halls at Whitmer High School. Her name is Ember and she is a purebred black lab from the Assistance Canine Training Services in New Hampshire. Her assignment: to calm anxieties and spread cheer at the Toledo school. “She was raised in a school so she is extremely familiar […]

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Therapy Dogs Helping Staff

September 30, 2020

Dogs in the classroom are more than welcome in Alta-Aurelia schools, especially now in the age of COVID. Just a short time into the school year, students and staff already consider the four therapy dogs in school as family members and know them by name – Milo and Liberty in Aurelia, and Skye and Goldie […]

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Molly The Therapy Dog

September 30, 2020

At Kempsey East Public School there’s a four-legged friend helping to support students throughout their school day. Molly the therapy dog can be found walking the school grounds during play and class time with her owner, principal Penny Chow. “In our personal best room, Molly enjoys relaxing, chewing her toys, listening to a story and […]

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Therapy Dog Program

September 30, 2020

The St. Joseph School District received on Tuesday a grant to support a therapy dog program for local students. The local Rotary International district, which is composed of three clubs, presented the grant valued at just under $2,500 to support the Behavior Animals Rescuing Kids (BARK) program focused at Coleman Elementary and Mark Twain School. […]

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Pet Therapy

September 30, 2020

For millions around the world, life during this pandemic has become the “emotional strain of the century.” Regardless of how we discern our level of stamina, mental fortitude or faith, the demonstrative toll these past months have truly exposed everyone’s frailty — at least once. Having a pet in your home brings a certain level […]

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Therapy Dogs In Schools

September 30, 2020

Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District has two new staff members to support students throughout the school year: Bernie and Gemma, certified therapy dogs. Bernie is a 9-month-old Bernedoodle and Gemma is a 5-month-old Ausidoodle, both of whom will support APW students with social and emotional learning needs. Certified through the AKC Kennel Club, the hope is […]

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Izzy The Therapy Dog

September 25, 2020

There is something different strolling the halls of schools in Moody this year and she’s soft, gentle and loves kids. Her name is Izzy and she is a two-year-old Goldendoodle, turned therapy dog. Her owner, Sgt. Ron Richardson, with the Moody Police Department, saw a video of a therapy dog being used in Cullman County […]

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Therapy Dog In School

September 25, 2020

A Derry primary school this week welcomed a new member of staff – its very own therapy dog. Joy will be used to provide comfort and reassurance to pupils at St Oliver Plunkett Primary School after studies have shown that therapy dogs have a positive impact on children’s mood and behaviour. St Oliver Plunkett is […]

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Polices Therapy Dog

September 25, 2020

The Great Barrington police department is holding a swearing in ceremony Friday for its new therapy dog, Officer Beko. Beko is a 16-week old black lab and works with Officer Kris Balestro. Beko’s training, certification and care are funded by donations from the local community. Officer Beko is the first therapy dog to join a […]

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