‘Lewis County Director of Fluff’ Clyde the dog visits St. Joseph School in Chehalis


While he continues his socialization training in preparation for becoming a therapy dog, Clyde, the officially-titled Lewis County Director of Fluff, visited St. Joseph School in Chehalis on Friday morning. 

He was there along with Lewis County staff handlers to pick up donations raised by students in a walk-a-thon. 

“The students chose the Lewis County Animal Shelter as the recipient of the funds,” Meja Handlen, of the Lewis County Public Health and Social Services, said in an email to The Chronicle. 

Originally picked up as a stray puppy — rescued in Toledo last January along with his mother — county staff noticed Clyde had an incredibly docile nature and relaxed disposition. They decided to train him as a therapy dog for the Lewis County Veterans Service Office.

Handlen also took this opportunity to remind prospective pet owners about the benefits of adopting stray animals instead of buying from breeders, including finding special dogs like Clyde. 

Read more about Clyde here: https://www.chronline.com/stories/lewis-county-director-of-fluff-meet-clyde-the-lewis-county-veterans-service-offices-new,338202