Sawyer the Therapy Dog

Sawyer has been trained and evaluated to be a therapy dog; and currently visits nursing homes in the county. She is registered with Alliance of Therapy Dogs and has passed her American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Test. At the October 2019 school board meeting, a therapy dog policy was passed to allow therapy dogs into our schools. We are very excited to share her with your children!

Therapy Dog Sites and Research

Fun Facts!

Birthday: 10/24/17

Breed: Golden Retriever

Favorite Food: Everything! She loves to eat!

Best Buddy: Levi, our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/Border Collie Mix (see above picture)

Loves: walks through the countryside with or without the horses, visits to nursing homes, children, dog play dates

Favorite Toys: sticks, stuffed animals, rawhide chews, ropes, toys that make sounds

Surprising: She loves to watch T.V.

Sawyer the Therapy Dog Presentation for Faculty and Staff 19/20

Click HERE for a TEDx Talk on Therapy Dogs

"Learning to read is arguably one of the most important skills taught in school, and it is no surprise how challenging it can be. Karen Burns knows how the reading skills gap can affect someone for their entire life. In this poignant, and sometimes funny, talk, Karen tells us how man's best friend helps create top-dog readers."