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Todd Stanley and Gus

Gus Provides Special Therapy

Posted April 01, 2022

Gus, Therapy Dog Of course, we can’t talk about the new Student Success Center without including Gus, a 5-year-old black Labrador retriever who now greets and comforts students all over campus. He completed years of training with the team at Service Dogs of Virginia (SDOV) before coming to Emory & Henry. As a professionally trained facility dog Gus can serve multiple people who need encouragement to seek help, social interaction, recovery motivation, comfort, and/or a feeling of safety. He is trained to recognize when a person is upset and will offer support.

Todd Stanley, director of the PRC and Counseling Services, spearheaded Gus’ placement at the College and is Gus’ owner and handler.

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