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Mesa Public Schools is proud to utilize the Paws & Peers school therapy dog program. Participating MPS staff and their dogs, also known as paw partners, pass obedience and therapy classes and are tested and approved using a nationally recognized therapy team evaluation. Paws & Peers seeks to meet the social and emotional needs of Mesa Public Schools students and staff. These dogs serve as trusted companions in classrooms, and counseling, nurse, or administrative offices for crisis intervention, behavioral de-escalation, or simply to address stress, anxiety and/or isolation.

Getting Started

Paige Kistner
Support Specialist

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Two high school students with a dog, one elementary student with a dog

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Ella Wallace
Program Director

"The bond with a dog is as lasting as the ties of this earth can ever be."


   Konrad Lorenz