Edgartown K-9 officer Jeff Trudel and his dog, Buster, paid a special visit to Tisbury School readers last week.

Buster gave his “paw of approval” (as well as lots of kisses and tail wags) to the top readers from each of the second through fourth grade classes. The visit capped off Books for Buster, a month-long reading incentive program organized by Tisbury School reading coordinator Natalie Krauthamer.

“It is difficult to sustain motivation for school responsibilities this time of year, so it is always appreciated when the community can help us keep kids going until the final bell rings,” second grade teacher Alison Smith said.

The visit was Officer Trudel and Buster’s second trip to the school to promote the importance of reading. Dairy Queen donated “Buster Bar” ice cream treats for the occasion.