Mocha and Jack bring joy and calm to CES students

Circleville Elementary School students got to meet some pretty special guests recently – Jack and Mocha! The pups are certified therapy dogs who visit schools, colleges, hospitals and nursing homes, bringing an amazing calm and so much joy with them.

A little boy wearing a red shirt smiles broadly as he pets a little white dog being held by a woman wearing a blue shirt.

A boy wearing a green camouflage shirt bends down and leans in to a chocolate lab who is laying on a stage.


Their humans, Samantha and Wendy, brought the pups by for a meet and greet with the students. Starting in September, Mocha and Jack will be making regular visits to CES to interact with students and enjoy some of the students’ favorite books as they read to them.

A boy with short black hair kisses a little white dog who is being held by a woman wearing a blue shirt.

A girl wearing a yellow shirt pets a chocolate lab that is laying on a stage.


Jack and Mocha are so good at their jobs. The students pet them, kissed and hugged them, even played with their ears. A great time was had by all!


A girl bends down and smiles at a little white dog who is sitting on a woman's lap. Another kid is standing there looking at the dog too.

Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
Fax: (845) 744-6189
Brian Dunn
Superintendent of Schools
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