Who is the legal owner of the dog (GUS) and who pays for its costs?

The legal owner of GUS will be Mrs Schwartz. She will bear the costs associated with owning and feeding GUS at home; the school budget/fundraising will support training costs. There will be a school dog contract in place once GUS is officially working as a therapy dog which identifies and sets out all therapy dog related costs.

The school’s public liability insurance covers Chilmington Green school therapy dog providing stringent measures are in place for him including a robust risk assessment, the parental choice of accessing the dog for their child/children, a responsible owner trained
alongside the dog and appropriate pet insurance.