•  Therapy Dogs
     
    Alliance of Therapy Dogs (ATD): www.therapydogs.com : “volunteer organization of dedicated therapy dog handlers and their dogs on a mission of sharing smiles and joy”. Contact information for therapy dog owners who indicated they are interested in working with District 6 students to mitigate stress are listed below. These providers are certified through ATD, are covered through ATD insurance and have verified health records for their dogs. Please verify at time of service. Read this article for information on the powerful impact therapy pets can have on students:
     
    http://www.smartbrief.com/original/2017/04/therapy-pets- classroom
     
    1. Tonya Benich: tobenich@greeleyschools.org ; 970-396- 0341, works at Chappelow
     
    2. Jessica Sorensen with Saint Bernard named Sammie: jessie_682003@hotmail.com
     
    3. Britney Mazzer with dog named Kodiak: konaspetservice@hotmail.com ; has worked with
     
    Prairie Heights
     
    4. Mary Lois Turner with Siberian husky names Toltec: booki50280@aol.com ; D6 teacher for 22
     
    years (dog Toltec pictured below)
     
    5. Karissa Barnes with yorkie named Toby: barneskarissa@aol.com , 970-405- 5506
     
    6. Amanda Furnish: coloradogirl7@me.com
     
    7. Shanon Clowers with dog named Ebony: solunabfz@gmail.com ; 303-918- 9610