It’s not often you see a dog posed as a member of the student body in a school yearbook, but goldendoodle Presley Ware is the exception. Presley is a service dog for a student of Louisiana’s Good Hope Middle School named Seph Ware.
The 14-year-old boy’s furry companion is a big part of the school. As yearbook advisor Sonya Hogg tells Today of Presley, “She’s part of our school. And if we’re going to put every body in our school in the yearbook, then Presley needs to be in the yearbook.”
Seph suffers from muscular dystrophy which affects his balance and coordination. 6-year-old Presley is with Seph all day at school, sitting in on each class.
Hogg explains, “She goes everywhere Seph goes. She knows exactly what to do in each teacher’s class. She knows where to go, she’s quiet, she’s still. She never bothers or disrupts anyone.”
Apparently, Presley wanted to fool around for about 10 minutes and get her belly rubbed before she would sit still for the picture, but it seemed to be worth it. They eventually let her keep her leash in her mouth for the photo and it turned out to be quite the cute photo.
Seph’s father, Joseph Ware Jr., shares with Today that Presley rarely ever leaves Seph’s side, explaining, “The dog has been a real blessing. The dog has been great for Seph in every single way.”