Home
JoAnna Lou
Print|Email|Text Size: ||
K9 Crossing Guard
N.Y. dog helps children safely get to school

Kids in Greenwich, N.Y. have something to look forward to each day. When the children approach Main Street, on the way to school, Sophy, a German Shepherd-black Labrador mix, is there to greet them, along with volunteer crossing guard Clifford Mealy. Sophy has her own dog-sized “Stop” sign and leads the way as kids cross the busy street.

It makes me a little nervous to see an off leash dog so close to traffic. Even the best trained dogs can get spooked.

However, there's no doubt that Sophy puts a lot of smiles on kids' faces every day and encourages them to use the crosswalk. I certainly wish there was a dog to greet me back in my grade school days!

Print|Email
JoAnna Lou is a New York City-based researcher, writer and agility enthusiast.

Screenshot from YNN.

More From The Bark

More in JoAnna Lou:
Therapy Dogs and Cancer Patients
The ARK at JFK
Dogs Shed Light on Migration Patterns
Smartphone for Dogs
Dog Photos for Anthony
Wagging Tails at Check-in
New Years Resolutions with Your Dog
Holiday Treats for Forgotten Pups
From Shelter Pup to Movie Star
3D Printed Prosthetics Allow Dog to Run