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Therapy dogs are back

Published: Thursday, November 29, 2012

Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013 16:08


The Rainbow Center hosted the third segment of its series on stress management, “Therapy Dog Study Break,” on Wednesday afternoon. The first two parts of the series included a massage class and aromatherapy. The event was organized by Jenn Donnelly, 7th-semester psychology and women, gender and sexuality studies double major, and Jessica Malboeuf, a 7th-semester animal science major. Students were able to enjoy the company of Codie, a two-year-old pit bull in training to become a therapy dog. The event was separate from the therapy dogs that are taken to the library during finals week to help students to unwind. 

“It was real nice to have a dog to pet and play with,” said David Furnes, a 7th-semester computer science major. “I have my own dog at home and I miss her sometimes, so it was nice to see one.”

“I think it would be a great idea for Student Health Services to have therapy dogs available to students year round,” said Jonathan Huang, a 7th-semester chemical engineering major.

The Rainbow Center will continue its series of stress management events during finals week by bringing fresh-baked cookies to the library. 

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