November 30, 2023

Pups on Campus

Stuff We Love
Sept. 23, 2023

Traverse City West Senior High has brought on a very good boy as their newest staff member for the 2023-24 school year. Meet Gus, a certified therapy dog who spends his working hours in the school’s Library Media Center, doing his best to bring smiles and snuggles to students. (And to earn an A+ in all of his interactions.) West isn’t the first school to bring a canine into the fold; both TC Central and Traverse City High School have also been lucky to count therapy and comfort dogs among their ranks over the years. In addition to being general morale boosters, therapy dogs are shown to help kids and teens build confidence, reduce anxiety, improve moods, and create connections between students and teachers alike. Sounds like a win all around. Here’s hoping Gus gets lots of pets (and treats) for his hard work!


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