Therapy dogs visit 2 Rochester schools

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ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — The Rochester City School District has launched a program to support students through therapy dogs.

The School of the Arts and Northeast College Prep High School are welcoming therapy dogs into their buildings as members of the counseling teams.

This is a novel way for students to receive social-emotional support in a healthy, positive, and meaningful way.
Kacey is one therapy dog. She’s a nine-year-old rescue dog, part beagle and part cattle dog.

The dogs, an assortment of breeds, all have specialized training and must complete a 10-part test in order to enter schools to serve as certified therapy dogs.