Dog has pawsitive impact on middle school

WESTBROOK — Westbrook Middle School has a new furry friend, a therapy dog named Finn, who has made an impact on students’ mental health, according to school officials.

The 7-month-old chocolate Labrador retriever who loves belly scratches started work in the school in May alongside both trainer and owner Laurie Wood, the school principal. Spending four days a week walking around the building and greeting students and staff, Wood said students have benefited from his presence.

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