Future Service Dogs Now Socializing at ILHS & ILMS

Future Service Dogs Now Socializing at ILHS & ILMS
Posted on 01/19/2023
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Indian Lake Schools invite you to "shake" with our therapy dogs-in-training! 
"Sadie" is a 4-month old black doodle who is soon to become Indian Lake High School's very first Emotional Support Animal. She belongs to ILHS educator and Key Club Advisor Jen Ignarski. Sadie is coming to school a few hours a week during the winter and spring months to become socialized with the students. Over the summer, she and Mrs. Ignarski will go to obedience training for 5 weeks at Dulebohn Dog Training Center in Wapak. Next fall she will be ready to attend school full time and have access to all the students. 
In addition "Roxie" is also a service-dog-in-training at Indian Lake Middle School. She is a 9-month old mini-doodle and the personal pet of ILMS Secretary Danielle Even. 
Roxie is periodically spending some socialization time in the office and getting acclimated to all the activities at school. 
Right now, Roxie is doing training at the K-9 Army Training Center at Home Away From Home in Huntsville to obtain her Canine Good Citizenship Certificate. Once she completes the training and certification, Roxie will be available to serve as an Emotional Support Animal at ILMS. 
Even says she hopes to finish the training by the beginning of next school year. 
The ILHS Key Club recently received a Mental Health Grant from Mary Rutan Health to help fund emotional support dogs in the district.