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Animal Assisted Therapy Program

Scooter, Counseling and Consultation Services' therapy dog, at Lilly HallScooter is a 25 pound, male Cavachon. His mother is a Bichon Frise and his father is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Scooter is white with black spots on his back, white long curly tail, black ears and one black eye. Scooter is a social dog who enjoys people and other dogs. He loves having his ears rubbed and is always up for a belly rub! Scooter is an avid fan of tug-of-war and insists one day that he will catch one of the many squirrels outside that like to tease him. He is always up for taking walks through campus, enjoying his stops at Atherton for a treat or laps around Hinkle. While he is not a big fan of being outside when it is wet and rainy, he will do almost anything for a treat! After successfully completing almost a year of obedience school, Scooter passed his American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Test and Canine Good Citizen Test—Advanced/Urban in order to join the CCS staff as a therapy dog. Scooter gets excited to come to work everyday at CCS where he provides support for students in counseling; whether he is helping students reduce their anxiety, consoling grieving students, or simply filling a gap for homesick students missing their family, he is always a comfort! When Scooter is not at work bringing smiles to Butler students and staff, he lives at home with Dr. Markle.

To visit Scooter, simply call CCS at 317-940-9385 or email Dr. Markle at smarkle@butler.edu.