A tail-wagging good time!
In early May, the students and staff at Uniacke District School received an interactive presentation by select Team Members of Therapeutic Paws of Canada (Halifax) Team. Therapeutic Paws of Canada (TPOC) is a non-profit organization of volunteers providing animal resources for human needs (physical, mental, educational, motivational, socialization) through regular visits to hospitals, schools, nursing homes and universities.
TPOC Halifax Team Leader, Mark Grant, brought five handlers, along with their therapy dogs “Charlie” (Fox Terrier), “Maiya” (Labradoodle), “Sophie” (Golden Retriever), “Riley” (Sheltie) and “Rosebud” (Chocolate Lab) to the school. The team came to Uniacke District School to present on recommended ways to stay safe around dogs, how therapy dogs help with physical and mental health, and of course the dogs had a chance to show off some of their tricks and special talents. After each presentation, the students and staff were able to spend some time interacting with the dogs, which was enjoyed by all!