Barkley has spent her first week at Bendigo South East College.

She joins the school through the College’s commitment to the Dogs Connect Program this semester, supported with funding from the Bendigo Community Health Services (BCHS) and School Focus Youth Services (SFYS.) BSE will continue to work towards having our own school dog to help focus on student and staff wellbeing.

Barkley is a Groodle (Golden Retriever/ Poodle cross) which makes her non-allergenic and does not shed her fur. She is also very gentle in nature. Her first task is to learn, relax, and become familiar with her new surroundings.

It is important that people who are at the school to continue as normal and not provide any attention to her or to approach her.

Barkley will be homed by Ange Tremain in our Student Support Centre, with our staff guided through the process by Grant Shannon from Dog Connect over the next two terms.