Will comfort dogs come to schools in Buffalo?  Well, these dogs are already in the New York City Schools.   It's called the Comfort Dog Pilot Program.  Grrrrr!

 

Zoonar/Erik Lam

 

Launched in the fall of 2016, the program pairs specific dogs from a New York City shelter with elementary, middle and high schools students.  It's been quite the success.

Reports, KQED news,

Chancellor of City Schools Carmen Fariña gave the go-ahead for the idea when a fifth-grade boy from Queens made the suggestion. In addition to offering ordinary comfort, some of the dogs are deployed in teachers’ lesson plans to encourage empathy, cooperation and decision-making.

 

Doesn't this sound lovely?  If you have a pet, you have to admit, there is something to this.  Bow Wow!