Santa Cruz County School Adds Dog to Staff

SCOTTS VALLEY — Monterey Coast Preparatory’s newest faculty member walks around on four legs and enjoys getting belly rubs from students. Lexi, a 2-year-old yellow Labrador, started working at the school in August and is a therapy dog in training. Administrators at the school, which serves middle and high school students with learning differences, toyed with the idea of having a therapy dog for years. Read more.

Ikaika Miller is at the receiving end of a bit of affection from therapy dog in training Lexi at MCP Middle and High School in Scotts Valley Friday. (Shmuel Thaler -- Santa Cruz Sentinel)

Ikaika Miller is at the receiving end of a bit of affection from therapy dog in training Lexi at MCP Middle and High School in Scotts Valley Friday. (Shmuel Thaler — Santa Cruz Sentinel)

 

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