In the US (at least where I’m from) it is fairly common that many animals aren’t allowed at school. Usually administrators are worried about children having allergies or safety issues. Sometimes on a workday teachers would sneak their dog in and we would have a little “dog play day.”
What is cool about the school where I work, my boss’ dog (Bono) comes to work with her. Yes, Bono, like the singer from U2. He is laid back and very smart(he responds in 2 languages). 🙂 He sometimes visits with the teachers or sneaks into the air conditioning. I absolutely love dogs and it makes me miss my dog (Lily) even more…she might have to come back with me during Christmas? I hope so.