by Wilma Wei & Sasha Ryu
With finals and AP-testing approaching fast, stress levels at LGHS have been higher than ever. At times like these, a moment of relaxation can be crucial for an overwhelmed student. That’s why, on Mon. April 29, the Los Gatos Youth Commission collaborated with Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) to host a puppy therapy event at LGHS.
During the event, students were able to cuddle, pet, and play with five different service dogs. The perfect opportunity to de-stress before testing season, the event was a huge success!
LGHS seniors visit the therapy dogs during tutorial.
Sophomore Maddie Dewhirst with Daenerys, an 11-month-old therapy dog.
Another photo of Daenerys having fun with the students!
Students from Mr. Gaylord’s third period French III class playing with a service dog.
Sophomores Hope Beckmann, Jessica Lilja, and Koosha Azim with a therapy dog.
A volunteer from CCI speaking to a group of students.
Students from Mr. Garrett’s third period 10th grade English Honors class with a therapy dog.
Students playing with Maggie the service dog!
Sophomores visit the service dogs during tutorial.
Two volunteers from CCI, with their service dog, Lily.
An adorable service dog entertains three lucky students.
Three students from Mr. Davison-Wilson’s freshman English class pet a service dog.
Freshman English teacher Zachary Davison-Wison strikes a pose with an adorable therapy dog!
Sophomore Hope Beckmann with a service dog!
Sophomore Ryan Henry and junior Alec Petros take a picture with the CCI mascot!
Animal-lover sophomore Sophie Adams sits with an adorable service dog!
Sophomores Kevin Miller and Ajay Natarajan pet a service dog!
Daenerys the therapy dog gets in her morning stretches!