Therapy Dog

Meet Odie, Mindarie Senior College’s Therapy Dog

 

Odie’s role is to provide emotional support to both students and staff. He is based in Student Services with his owner Sarah, the Manager of Student Services but regularly visits classrooms and mingles with the students at break times.

 

Odie is a hypo-allergenic, non-shedding Toy Moodle. He has a lovely, gentle temperament and has been around students since a very young age. He is accustomed to being appropriately picked up and cuddled by students!

 

Odie is currently 12 months old and in the near future he will be able to go on his formal therapy course. In the meantime, we have a heavily detailed risk management plan in place which ensures Odie and the students’ well-being is carefully looked after. Students will also be informed during an assembly and across the College as a whole how to best interact with Odie.

 

As we head into the new academic year in 2022 we would encourage you to make contact with the school on 6207 5500 or via email at sarah.bentley@education.wa.edu.au if your child is not comfortable being visited by Odie or has dog associated allergies.

You may have heard that our current therapy dog Chewie retired at the end of the 2021 school year. We wish him all the best in his retirement!