Will comfort dogs come to schools in Buffalo?  Well, these dogs are already in the New York City Schools.   It's called the Comfort Dog Pilot Program.  Grrrrr!


group of five dogs
Zoonar/Erik Lam


Launched in the fall of 2016, the program pairs specific dogs from a New York City shelter with elementary, middle and high schools students.  It's been quite the success.

Reports, KQED news,

Chancellor of City Schools Carmen Fariña gave the go-ahead for the idea when a fifth-grade boy from Queens made the suggestion. In addition to offering ordinary comfort, some of the dogs are deployed in teachers’ lesson plans to encourage empathy, cooperation and decision-making.


Doesn't this sound lovely?  If you have a pet, you have to admit, there is something to this.  Bow Wow!


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