Franklin Transit Welcomes Williamson County CASA’s Rocklin

Aug. 21, 2015

Franklin Transit was a recent host to a special new customer: Williamson County CASA’s (Court Appointed Service Advocates) highly trained therapy facility courtroom dog, Rocklin.

Marianne Schroer, Williamson County CASA executive director and Rocklin’s handler stated, “Rocklin’s riding Franklin Transit is great on two levels. First, it gives us the opportunity to interact with people in the community and talk about the role of service dogs and gives insight into what CASA does. Second, it is important for Rocklin to have exposure to a variety of experiences that will help him in his role as a service facility dog.”

In his working role, Rocklin goes to court, attends the Foster Review Board with children, and visits schools and other civic groups to share with people about the work of Williamson County CASA. He loves helping both children and adults who are going through a difficult time in the community. Rocklin was trained by Canine Companions for Independence, a member of Assistance Dogs International. He has found a permanent home in Franklin, Tennessee.

“The Franklin Transit Authority is honored to help enrich in the social training of service animals, such as Rocklin. The acclimation to the use of Franklin’s public transportation and the interaction with riders is an integral broadening in Rocklin’s working experiences. We look forward to seeing him on board again as he continues his service and training in our community,” states Debbie Henry, executive director, Franklin Transit Authority.