Therapy Dogs Visit Lee Avenue School

Therapy Dogs Visit Lee Avenue School
Posted on 02/17/2022

Pet Partners visited Mrs. Rust's class at Lee Avenue Elementary School, in coordination with Principal Stephanie Matthews-Stam and Special Education Director, Inna Mishiev. Mrs. Rust is new to the Hicksville School District and connected with Pet Partners to coordinate this event. Pet Partners is a national leader in demonstrating and promoting the health and wellness benefits of animal-assisted therapy, activities, and education. Students had the opportunity to engage with therapy dogs by means of certified pet therapy handlers.  Students were able to engage with the dogs and feed them treats. Pet Partners has many animals that have been trained to visit schools, and we are looking forward to a continued partnership.

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Ms. Renee Rust, Special Education Teacher at Lee Avenue, hosts a therapy dog from Pet Partners.

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A Lee Avenue student enjoys his time with the Therapy dog.

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Ms. Rust’s class learned about therapy dogs with Pet Partners.