Therapy Dog Joins Thoreau MS Staff

School News
August 29, 2019

therapy dog with social workerThe student services department at Thoreau Middle welcomes therapy dog Jackson Granados as part of their clinical team.  Jackson will be at Thoreau part-time with school social worker Joy Granados visiting select classrooms and students and traveling the hallways at arrival and dismissal times.  Jackson has been certified as a therapy dog through Therapy Dog International and is up-to-date on all his vaccinations.  Research has shown that petting a dog can decrease levels of stress hormones, regulate breathing, and lower blood pressure.  It also promotes greater self-esteem and focused interaction with other students and teachers.  Contact news liaison Tresa Krukowski at