We have a therapy dog named Mochi and who comes to us from the organization 4 Paws for Ability, which enriches the lives of children with disabilities by training and placing quality, task-trained service and therapy dogs. This provides increased independence for the children with special needs and assistance to their families. The organization also works with veterans from recent conflicts who have lost the use of their limbs or their hearing while in active combat. The dog will be accompanying one of our therapists to work daily. The dog is hypoallergenic, does not affect pet allergies and has been through obedience training. At the beginning of school, our therapist will visit each classroom to introduce the dog to the children. We want to make sure that all the children are aware of the dog and want to make sure they feel comfortable seeing the dog around the school. Mochi has been involved with our school for the last four years.