There is a new therapy dog at a metro middle school that is helping students cope with student loan debt. Amber, a pug and beagle mix, has become a popular employee at the school since October. Owned by Heather Elias, a middle school teacher, Amber visits classrooms every Wednesday, providing emotional support and helping to improve the overall culture of the school.
The Putnam City Schools Board of Education amended their policy to allow therapy dogs like Amber to contribute to the well-being of students. The positive feedback from students shows that having a therapy dog like Amber can make a difference in their day and help alleviate stress. Amber is known as the “feel good dog” in Oklahoma City.
This is Natalie Clydesdale reporting for Oklahoma’s News..