Stan, a Golden Retriever, was rescued from the county pound by Patti and her family about 5 years ago.  Stan began working on becoming a certified Therapy Dog almost immediately. After passing all required tests (with flying colors), Stan’s certification took him to the Lakewood City School system.  He can be found using his Therapy Dog magical powers to calm students experiencing stress, soothe students who are anxious and encourage those that are lacking confidence.  Stan’s favorite task is to lend a supportive ear to students as they read aloud to him. He cannot wait to meet new friends to help them discover the joys of reading.