Pet therapy is a guided interaction between a person and a trained animal with the primary objective to provide comfort and companionship to increase emotional well-being, promote healing, and improve the quality of life of those who interact with the dogs. Pet therapy helps individuals recover and cope with health concerns and daily stressors stemming from work, school, and/or relationships.
Research shows that pet therapy can help:
- Stimulate memory and problem-solving skills
- Improve self-esteem and focus interactions with peers, colleagues, and professors
- Reduce blood pressure and assist in pain management
Any student who likes dogs or feels peace and connection in interacting with animals may benefit from attending the sessions. Whether you are living with anxiety, depression, or another mental health concern or just stressed by a demanding schedule, distance from loved ones, or perhaps missing a family pet, we hope to see you at our events!
- August 17th from 11am - 3pm @ Hi from Health Initiatives
- September 16th from 1-2pm @ the Kendeda Building Patio
- September 27th from 11am - 12pm @ Noonan Courtyard Outdoor Tent (Rain Location: College of Computing Room 103)
- October 14th from 1-2pm @ the BioQuad (Rain Location: Molecular Science and Engineering Building Atrium 2)
- October 25th from 11am - 12pm @ Noonan Courtyard Outdoor Tent (Rain Location: College of Computing Room 103)
- November 11th from 1-2pm @ Weber Space Science and Technology Building - Patio
- November 22nd from 11am - 1pm @ IC Lawn Tent
- December 9th from 12-2pm @ the Expo Hall - Midtown V