The school therapy dog that got the chance to travel to New York to compete in the Westmister Dog Show is back with an award!
Although Booker T Pug wasn't chosen as a breed winner, the judge still presented him with an "Award of Merit". It essentially names him as one of the runners- up.
Booker T spends his days at South Salem Elementary making the students laugh and smile.
"The best thing is that he offers a nonjudgmental being that kids can read to. If they get a word wrong, they're not going to tell him, if they have a speech impediment, they're not going to make fun of him. He's just simply there to listen," said Booker T Pug's mom, Meghen Bassel.
Bassel is the media specialist at the school and says he's quickly become a star.
"I got him to be strictly a reading therapy dog, but his job has become much more than that," Bassel said. "He does do reading therapy, but he also works with students who are having a bad day or who need a reward."
Booker had a spot in the pug competition that aired Monday, where he received the Award of Merit.
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