Comfort Dog “Prince” Featured in High School Yearbook, Graduation

Portage, IN – Prince, one of the LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs, is retiring from his position as a comfort dog at Portage High School.  In honor of Prince, his picture was featured in the yearbook with the graduating senior students.

From Portage High School Yearbook

From Portage High School Yearbook

Prince has patrolled the halls of school for the past 4 1/2 years and was loved by all the children.  He would also accompany his handler Tim Kunstek, a guidance counselor in his sessions.

There’s something really calming about golden retrievers; they have a big effect on people,” said Kunstek in an article from Yahoo Shine.

Prince at work -

Prince at work – Facebook

On Sunday led the parade for the graduation ceremonies wearing a cap and gown!

Prince -

Prince –

Prince was one of the Comfort Dogs who traveled to Newtown, CT in December after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  Here he is with LCC president Tim Hetzner.

Prince in Newtown, CT - Facebook

Prince in Newtown, CT – Facebook

Thanks for all your hard work Prince, and have a wonderful retirement!

Prince will be replaced at Portage High School by Comfort Dog Isaiah.

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