STORY AND PHOTOS BY DAMAINE VONADA
Sutton creates legacy of training dogs for service at Ohio Northern
raduation Day, as it is for most who walk the stage to receive their diplomas, was a proud one for Matt Sutton last year. Not only was he receiving his engineering degree from Ohio Northern University, but he also was able to showcase a program that has become part of his legacy at the Ada school.
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Walking alongside him — and displaying her best puppy manners — was Primrose, a collie Sutton was raising for Polar Paws, a campus organization he had co-founded only a few years before. He was so proud of both the puppy and the program that he had placed a graduation cap on the dog’s head and led her across the stage; she made the walk like a pro.