Therapy Dogs

Photos taken by Sydney Boyd and Grace McKane


On Wednesday February, 24 the Psychology Club of RHS brought in Kim Fraser of Blue Gray Therapy Dogs to talk with the students about what her dogs do in our community, as well as spread the importance of psychology. “Unlike service dogs, therapy dogs can work with many groups of people and are not trained to support a single individual. Temperament is the most important factor in a therapy dog as they must be gentle, patient, and loving,” said Mrs. Letellier, Psychology teacher and club sponsor.

Fraser brought one of the therapy dogs in training Myth, a greyhound, with her for the students to interact with. Myth is still in training because she is still young and needs to work on sitting still when asked. 

About the event Mrs. Letellier said, “I think the students enjoyed the visit. Not only did we learn a lot, but Myth wandered about the room, getting acquainted with each student. I saw a lot of smiles.”

Thanks to Mrs.Letellier, Kim Fraser, and Melanie Cardone, a representative of Mental Health America Fredericksburg, for putting together this event. For more information check out the Blue Gray Therapy Dog website: DSC_0061DSC_0063