Pennies for Pup- help bring Liberty to Lowry Elementary

Posted January 20, 2023

At Lowry, Liberty can………..

Academically, Liberty can lend an ear when an emerging reader wants to share a book. She can play math games, too!

Emotionally, Liberty can help students who are struggling with loss or grief, low self-esteem, bullying, or stress and anxiety. Students can always ask to speak to Liberty when they are having a hard day. Liberty listens without judging, offering how-to advice or criticism. Often, they provide a path for students to practice difficult conversations.

Research has proven that when petting a therapy dog the human brain releases oxytocin, effectively reducing stress and anxiety. Students who struggle with behavior issues find that spending time with an animal-assisted therapy dog is motivation to consciously work on being positive contributors to their school community. Students who live with ADHD report that when they spend time with animal-assisted therapy dogs see the dogs as good citizens they use as role models. Liberty has experience in helping students reach goals related to emotional regulation, friendship, conflict resolution, and attention issues.

Donate today to help us bring Liberty, an animal-assisted therapy dog, to Lowry! Our goal is to raise $25,000