School Resource Office Ryan Perry and therapy dog Grace

School Resource Office Ryan Perry and therapy dog Grace in their office at Smithfield High School, where Grace helps calm students.

SMITHFIELD – School Resource Officer Ryan Perry and his therapy dog, Grace, are celebrating two years in service by earning the K9 Officer Program certification from the American Kennel Club.

Grace, pronounced as Gracie, is the second therapy dog in Rhode Island to receive the distinction, which honors dogs that work in government agencies with a unique set of skills, including temperament and intelligence, in Grace’s case.

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