Dozer goes to school: Northwood students read to canine celeb

Dozer at Northwood

TOP: Northwood second-grade student Justin Deatheridge gives Dozer a big hug after earning the chance to read to the therapy dog. BOTTOM: Brandyn Hickingbottom goes nose-to-nose with the therapy dog as his friend James Grant observes.

BRIAN HUGHES / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 11:02 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Northwood Arts and Sciences Academy students have a new reason to fill their reading logs.

Accomplished readers get to read to Dozer, a certified therapy dog who has become a local canine celebrity.

See photos from Dozer's visit to Northwood here>>

Dozer, a Great Dane, visited with the Cougars Thursday morning for three hours on the first of his monthly visits.

Students had been eagerly anticipating Dozer's visit to the newly reopened library, Northwood's media specialist, Kristal Petruzzi, said.

They make frequent visits to the library and complete book after book to fill their reading logs to earn a visit with the dog, she said.

Last week, second-grader Jonas Andrew knew why Dozer took a special interest in him right away.

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