PAWS 4 LIfe Visit

After reading about Rosie in Rosie, A Visiting Dog’s Story, we wanted to learn more about service dogs and therapy dogs.  So, Mrs. Fraher invited PAWS 4 Life to talk to us.  They are an organization that rescues dogs from the pound and shelter.  They then train the dogs along with their owners to become service dogs.  

Check out their visit.

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Service dogs save people’s lives.  Therapy dogs make people happy.  Dogs are very important in our lives.

Do you own a dog?  What does your dog do for you?

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4 thoughts on “PAWS 4 LIfe Visit

  1. Dear Mrs. Fraher’s Class,

    I love that you had service dogs come visit your school. Do you know how long it takes to train a service dog, and what they need to do to become service dogs?

    Kind regards,
    Mrs. Watanabe

  2. Dear Mrs.Fraher and class,

    I’m glad to see that you are still having a good time (if not better). Mrs.Fraher, I watched our 3rd grade memories video this morning and it made me laugh, a-lot. I did see some Prospectors in your class and if you haven’t already please congratulate them on winning the Mighty-Mites championships game! No matter what things will never be the same here at Peralta without, I hope to see you soon!
    Sincerely,
    Justin(your favorite ex-student from your FAVORITE class ;) )
    P.S I was #19 on the Junior Pee-Wee Prospectors
    P.P.S.S Nathan moved to Colorado, and Lilly moved to Gilbert ;(

  3. Dear Mrs. Fraher’s Class,

    Some students remember when they did this in 3rd grade. It was fun to learn about service dogs. What pound to the service dogs come from? How are they trained to serve? Is there a specific breed or can any dog be considered a service dog? We liked your video and look forward to visiting again soon. :0)

    Respectfully,
    Mrs. Goucher’s Class

    • Mrs. Goucher’s class,

      Thank you for your comment. The service dogs come from the local pound but also come from homes where people cannot take care of their animal. They are trained over a period of a couple years. Their training never stops. Sometimes they need to learn new skills depending on the needs of their owner. Any dog can be a service dog as long as they have the temperament and intelligence to learn. Are you learning about service dogs in your class?

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