Student's science-ready dog dons proper lab attire

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   May 7, 2017 at 4:01 PM

May 7 (UPI) -- A California college student's service dog in training is going viral after a classmate tweeted a photo of the canine dressed properly for a chemistry lab.

Tara Howard, a student at California Polytechnic State University, brought the dog to the Internet's attention when she tweeted a photo of the canine wearing goggles and booties during a chemistry lab.

"One of my teammates has a dog in her Chem lab.. he's also required to wear goggles during lab," Howard wrote.

Twitter users were quick to applaud the canine for remembering to wear "closed-toe shoes" during lab time.

The dog's owner, Cal Poly student Allie Spencer, said "he" is actually a "she" named Annie. She said Annie, who is training to be a service dog, accompanies her chemistry labs on Friday. She said the dog is allowed, but is required to wear the proper goggles -- or "doggles."

"In that picture she was actually waiting for me to come back to the table," Spencer told Buzzfeed. "She stands up when I walk away and waits for me to come back."

"She's really well behaved," she said.

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