Therapy Dogs

Providing Affection, Comfort, & Support

Therapy dogs offer many benefits to our students, encouraging cognitive, social, and communication skills.


Hello, I am Daisy. I am a black lab and am one and a half years old. I was returned by my first owners. However, I got lucky because now I get to come to school with Mr. Weeks and hang out with the high school and middle school kids. I love wandering around the classroom and having the 7th and 8th graders pet me. When I am at home I like to play with my best friend, Nolan, and go on walks. I am pretty calm for a puppy but every once in awhile I need to get some of that puppy energy out by sprinting around in circles. I am learning a lot as a therapy dog in training.


Hi everyone! My name is Evie. I am a two years old Cavalier. I was a very hyper little puppy, but I have mellowed out since then. My mom is Kasandra Smith. I really love going to school with mom to spend the day sleeping under her desk. I also love pets, so please feel free to pet me, but be prepared as I may give you some kisses (licks) back. I really like it when someone scratches my chin. I also love doing tricks, especially for treats. Ask mom about my new trick which is begging on two legs.


Hi my name is Shiner. I am a very sweet Jack Russell who was returned by my first family for being too mellow. Luckily I was adopted by PVCS’ Director of Curriculum, Erin Gorence so that I can hang out with kids who can appreciate my easy going personality and all of my cool tricks. When I am not at school my favorite activities are running, swimming in the ocean, riding on my boat and generally being better behaved than my crazy brother Zeus! If you see me around campus, ask me to sing, it is my newest trick!


They call me Kiedis the Beagle and I’m 9 years old. My Dad adopted me from the Humane Society when I was a crazy little puppy. Since then I have matured and earned my PhD in sleep development and napping. I also hold a Masters in food discovery and devouring. I like coming to school so I can meet new students. When I’m not at school I like to sleep on the couch or relax at the dog beach.

Sir Spencer

Hello there, my name is Sir Spencer. I am 5 years old but sometimes I act like a puppy. I am lucky enough to be a part of the Meck family. My mom, Mrs. Meck, is the Lead Teacher in the K8 Department. I am, by far, the most handsome West Highland Terrier, or, Westie for short. I like to visit the K8 classes – those kids know how to pet! When I am at home, my favorite things to do are snuggle with blankets, play with my toys and go for walks. I am often a little naughty but shhh, don’t tell my mom.


Hi my name is Lola. My owner is Gina Campbell, she runs the school. Her daughter, Chrissy, rescued me when they came to visit the Escondido Humane Society. I am five years old now. They have been my family for four years. They take me places with them because I am such a good girl when I am in public. When I have my toy I love to run and have people chase me. Playing is my favorite thing. I enjoy coming to school with Gina and meeting all the students. It makes me happy when students stop and pet or talk to me. So when you see me on campus come over and say “hi”