ABC News

A beloved comfort dog is retiring from his duties at an Indiana high school and he can now count himself among the members of the 2013 graduating class. Prince, a golden retriever who worked as a therapy dog at Portage High School in Portage, Ind., was honored by the school with a spot in the yearbook for his for four-and-a-half years of service. Melissa Deavers-Lowie, the yearbook advisor, said that she and her student staff didn't initially plan to commemorate Prince's retirement in the yearbook. But once they saw he had a professional picture taken by the official yearbook photographers, they couldn't resist. "The students really love Prince and they've come to see him as a part of our family at our school," she said.

Prince was also at graduation in a specially-made cap and gown.

[Source: ABC News]