A cold fall day at MBS got a little warmer on November 17 as three service dogs — Charles, Bart, and Binzel — visited campus during the lunch periods. The dogs were stationed on the Class of 2020 Quad, where they greeted students and faculty, instantly boosting spirits and generating countless smiles.
Bart, a chocolate Labrador retriever, and Charles, a yellow lab, were brought to campus by the Paws 4 a Cause Seeing Eye Puppy Club. Binzel, a black lab, was brought by MBS Upper School science teacher Dr. Dennis Evangelista, who raises guide dog puppies for people who are blind.
Service dogs are trained to provide affection and comfort to people in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, and retirement homes. Research shows that the simple act of petting a dog can provide both physical and mental health benefits.
Special thanks to MBS Upper School Counselor Barbara Smith for arranging the dogs’ visit.