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Meet Sage, the newest member of the Pat Hardy family!

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Meet Sage!

This beautiful Labrador Retriever is the newest addition to the Pat Hardy Primary School family. She is nearly two years old and has spent her entire life training at the Dogs With Wings Society in Edmonton to become a Facility Service Dog for a school.

Sage has been trained as a therapy dog to assist children with learning difficulties and those who have high anxiety in a variety of situations, such as reading and communicating. Studies show that student engagement and comfort levels increase when paired with a furry companion. Pat Hardy is very lucky to be given this rare opportunity.

Sage will be working in Ms. Littleā€™s Grade One classroom. As well, Mrs. Baker will be working with her in various other classrooms. All students will have access to Sage, who was welcomed by students at a special assembly at the school yesterday. Stay tuned for more on Sage in the coming months!

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