Dec 4, 2017, WKBN, Youngstown, OH: Liberty schools staff addition is making big impact http://wkbn.com/2017/12/04/liberty-schools-staff-addition-is-making-big-impact/ For nearly a year now, the Liberty School District has had a unique member on its staff. She brings a whole new meaning to the term “teacher’s pet.” Her name is Pawss, and she’s the school therapy dog. The one-year-old Standard Poodle joined the district staff in February and has changed everyone’s attitude and builds confidence. … “Our kids read to her, and it encourages the love for reading and really builds their self-confidence,” Tofilski said. Sallee said the dog has a calming effect on students who are having a bad day or are just sad or mad about something.