Meet Cooper

Meet the newest member of HMS Staff!meet-cooper-1

Who is Cooper?

  • Age: 4 years old
  • Breed: Vizsla
  • Weight: 52lbs
  • Mrs. Buker’s personal dog
  • Certified therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International

Frequently Asked Questions

 Who can visit with Cooper?

Cooper will be accessible to all students.

What is Cooper’s purpose?

Dogs are great for reducing anxiety and calming students (and teachers) during the school day. Dogs are also helpful in teaching empathy, compassion, responsibility, and how to treat others.

What if I don’t like dogs?

Petting/visiting Cooper is completely voluntary. You always have the right to refuse contact with him.

Where will Cooper be during the school day?

Cooper will be in Mrs. Buker’s office. He will always be leashed while in the hallways.

Want more information? Check out these resources:

FAQ for Parents and Guardians of Students at Hutchinson Middle School

Slideshow: Meet Cooper

Please contact Keri Buker, Hutchinson Middle School Counselor with any questions or concerns.


Phone: (320) 587-2854

Hutchinson Public Schools

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