Selah Middle School gets a new furry friend to spread joy

Picture of a bernese Mountain dog smiling at the camera

There’s a new “Big Dog” on the Selah Middle School campus.

Roy, a six-year-old Bernese Mountain dog is taking over the role as the school’s therapy dog.

The previous therapy dog, Benny, became an unofficial mascot during his six years there. Unfortunately, Benny passed away recently, leaving big paw prints to fill.

As a cousin of Benny, Roy is more than capable to take on the important duties of spreading comfort and love. He has already been on the job for the past few weeks, giving out hugs to anyone who wants them.

When he isn’t bringing joy on campus he lives with one of the school’s monitors, Karon Thomas.