Therapy Dogs Visit Lee Avenue School

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Pet Partners visited Renee Rust’s class at Lee Avenue Elementary School, in coordination with Principal Stephanie Matthews-Stam and Special Education Director Inna Mishiev.

Lee Avenue special education teacher Renee Rust hosts a therapy dog from Pet Partners.
(Photo courtesy of the Hicksville School District)

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.

A Lee Avenue student enjoys his time with the therapy dog.(Photo courtesy of the Hicksville School District)

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 the district is looking forward to a continued partnership.

Renee Rust’s class learned about therapy dogs with Pet Partners.
(Photo courtesy of the Hicksville School District)

-Submitted by the Hicksville School District

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