RIVER ROUGE, Mich. – Several puppies have found new homes thanks to the River Rouge School District.
The dogs are part of a program that trains them as future therapy dogs. Owned and handled by district employees, eight dogs are entering the third week of a 10-week canine good citizen program.
Organizers said the dogs support mental health and the overall well-being of students.
To celebrate the new furry additions to the River Rouge family, the district held its first annual animal-assisted interventions puppy homecoming on Saturday (Jan. 22).
“Supporting the mental health and overall well-being of our students has improved greatly with the progression of our animal-assisted interventions, which includes the expansion of our therapy dog teams district-wide,” the district said in a release.