Middle school students read with therapy dogs

Four-legged guests joined more than 30 students from Oklahoma Road Middle School in the media center Thursday afternoon as the Pets on Wheels therapy dogs visited the school for an afternoon of fuzzy fellowship.

Pets on Wheels is a nonprofit devoted to bringing therapy animals to schools, libraries, hospitals and other places where people can engage with them. Carolyn Cherry, media specialist at Oklahoma Road and a former Pets of Wheels dog owner, said the program is a wonderful way to help children come out of their shells in a friendly atmosphere. She said animals can often be a great de-stressor for students during tough times. Read more : http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/education/ph-cc-oklahoma-therapy-dogs-20160225-story.html.