"I recommend this program to any school looking for a way to teach students to empathize with each other."
- Patricia Aliperti, Counselor, Palm Elementary, Austin ISD
"Dogs of Character is an amazing program! The dogs brought out a side in our children with disabilities that we have never seen before. Our teachers and parents agree that we want this
program for our kids and we would recommend it to any schools."
- Chelsea Armstrong, Occupational Therapist, Sophia T Sylvan Special Education Center, Los Angeles USD
"I can't thank you enough for coming to Wooden Elementary. It has been a week and the kids are still talking about the dogs. It was so much fun to see our special needs students interacting with the dogs. There was a real connection there. I almost cried when our little student with epilepsy and Suki locked eyes. Suki seemed to think, 'There is someone like me.' Even now it gives me teary eyes. On the assembly itself, I honestly cannot think of a better way for children to learn empathy and compassion than through animals that have been mistreated and rescued. Kids and animals have a natural connection of innocence and trust and can relate to each other in a special way. I wish EVERY school could see this assembly. Thank you so very much. This program is exactly what we need to help children understand how to be good and caring people.”
- Jill Bowers, Counselor, Wooden Elementary, Red Oak ISD
"As an International Baccalaureate school, character traits are embedded in our daily classroom activities and in the example our faculty and staff strive to set for our students. The Dogs of Character program is a perfect fit for our school because the dogs and the people who rescue them are living examples of what it means to exhibit respect, empathy, caring, and open-mindedness. Our students loved the presentation, and it raised their awareness of ways to demonstrate character by taking action in the community."
- Dottie Lawrence, Counselor, River Oaks Elementary, Houston ISD
"What a wonderful way to teach children about compassion, empathy and kindness by sharing the stories of these precious rescued dogs."
- Elizabeth Miller, Counselor, Ben Milam Elementary, Dallas ISD