Meet Zena: Wilmington police introduce new therapy dog – Boston News, Weather, Sports

WILMINGTON, MASS. (WHDH) – The newest addition to the Wilmington Police Department is an 11-week-old Bernedoodle who has a keen sense of helping others and caring for those in need.

According to police, Zena and her caregiver, social worker Samantha Reid, will help townspeople struggling with mental health, substance use, behavioral issues and those just having a rough day.

Officials say she’s already mastered the basics of “sit, recline” and “come” but is still working on “stay.” They say she has already brought a lot of smiles to her colleagues on the ward and is looking forward to joining the community.

“Zena has an excited but calm temper, loves meeting new friends and has recently found out about her love of snow and chasing leaves in the wind,” according to a ministry press release.

The puppy is one of a litter of 11. Her mother is a Bernese Mountain Dog and her father is a Poodle. It is hypoallergenic and does not shed

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