Lamar University recently brought therapy dogs to campus to help relieve its students of the stress faced in the final weeks of the semester.
The dogs were on campus until Dec. 8 to help relax students
before taking their final exams.
“Nothing can improve your mood the way hanging out with dogs
can: they’re so happy and playful,” Sophomore General Business Major Luke
The dogs were located in the Mary and John Gray Library on
Dec. 7-8, courtesy of Paws 4 Love Therapy Animals Group.
“We originally tried to do rallying, but Zoey was too eager
for it,” Judy Ferguson, volunteer and owner of Zoey, said. “Fortunately, we got involved with therapy. We love it,
and the finals therapy at Lamar is our favorite event.”
Although Caitlin McAlister does not own a pet herself, she makes a
point of visiting the therapy dogs every semester.
“I have been coming for several semesters now, ever since I
found out about it -- they’re so cute and fun to hang out with,” she said. “It
gives the students a chance to do something really relaxing at a really
stressful time of the semester. How can you be stressed out when you’re
cuddling an adorable dog?”
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