Courthouse is going to the dog
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - March 23, 2012 (WPVI) -- The courthouse in Tacoma, Washington, will soon be the doghouse.
The Pierce County courts are getting a resident pooch.
Kiley, 2-year-old yellow Lab, will be the new courthouse dog.
She's been trained like a service dog and lives with Michelle Walker, a manager for the prosecutor's office.
Walker says Kiley will be a pal not a guard.
She adds the friendly Lab can help calm witnesses or victims in a stressful courtroom situation.
A local paper reports the courthouse dog will be getting a one-year test.
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