I've had Pet Pals in my room every year for the past 3 years and don't think I could ever go a year without it. Last year, I had the privilege of welcoming Zeus with his mom, Holly into my room. Zeus was humongous to say the least!! A gorgeous Bernese Mountain Dog who brought new excitement to my room. We only have him for a few weeks before our Social Worker decided that he might be the best fit in a high needs classroom for kids in wheelchairs etc. He would be easy for them to reach! So unfortunately, we didn't get to see Zeus again but we knew he was doing amazing things!
Last week, an amazing story was written about Zeus in the Boston Globe. He had made such an impact on one boy in particular that is such a heartwarming story that may bring tears to your eyes. Sadly, Zeus recently passed away but what he did for this child and so many others will never be forgotten! Click the picture of Zeus and the boy below to read the article! It will inspire you!
And you may even want to think of a way to get Pet Pals into your schools! Trust me, you would be amazed at what the love from an animal can do for your students!