Therapy dog helps school counselor reach students, comfort all at Chippewa Intermediate

DOYLESTOWN – As students and parents approach Chippewa Intermediate School on Tuesday mornings, they’re greeted not only by teachers and administrators but also a short and fuzzy companion.

Inja, a 5-year-old goldendoodle, eagerly wags her tail as she stands next to her owner and handler, Krista Wenger-Lehman, and watches students enter the school.

Don’t let Inja’s wagging tail and the smile on Wenger-Lehman’s face fool you. Both are hard at work as the school day begins.

Wenger-Lehman is the school’s counselor and social worker and Inja is entering her third year as the school’s therapy dog.

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Photo Credit: Jamie Zollinger