This school has gone to the dogs — and everyone likes it that way


Each Friday, Huntington Beach schoolteacher Holly Sjogren goes to the bank to pour coins into a machine.

The bank employees acknowledge Sjogren’s arrival, but they’re especially happy to see her canine companion. Keeper is an 18-month-old black Labrador retriever and guide dog in training who goes pretty much everywhere with the Hope View Elementary teacher.

“It’s great,” Sjogren said. “The people at the bank all know him. They say, ‘Here comes the Hope View dog!’”

Sjogren and Keeper have been joined at the hip since he was about 8 weeks old, but he’s about to be turned over to the hands of others for “puppy college” through Guide Dogs of America.

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