You may know that therapy dogs can help to reduce anxiety and calm dysregulated emotions, but did you know that they can also help kids to read?

Meet Murray! Our furry friend spends every Friday with us helping to make our school feel even more like a home.

Like a typical whippet, Murray has a super chill and friendly demeanour, which makes him a perfect fit for our SMS community. He likes to greet the students at the door in the morning and walk them to their cubbies. He’s also a great listener and loves to cuddle, which makes him a great reading companion to even the most reluctant readers!

Murray hanging out with some of the students. Did we mention that he loves attention?

It’s amazing to see how quickly Murray has settled in and become so connected with the students during his weekly visits. We’re all excited that he’ll soon be spending even more time with us!

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