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Briarwood, KY: Elem school adds "therapy dog" to help with 'emotional needs'

June 28, 2021, WNKY TV, Bowling Green, KY: Brooks selected to be Briarwood Elementary School therapy dog

After fundraising for a therapy dog, staff from a local school now know more about the partner that will soon serve the students. A dog named Brooks has been named the new Briarwood Elementary School therapy dog. Brooks graduated from Deer Creek Labradoodles with his therapy dog certification…. Briarwood principal Lori Morris said therapy dogs already within the district currently are very beneficial to both staff and students, and she’s looking forward to seeing everyone interact with brooks in the same way. “Mrs. Billingsley has some kids that have some extreme or special needs, and they really seem to be attracted to the dog and seem to help them with their emotional needs when the dogs come into the building,” Morris said….

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