Dogs return to library for late-quarter stress relief

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 9:51am
Western Today staff

Dogs provide therapy during finals week at WWU

Registered Pet Partner Teams (dogs and handlers) will be visiting the Western Washington University campus this week and next to provide some "doggie therapy" for those who may be stressed out by finals or who just want to relax a bit.

Dogs and their handlers will be in the alcove near the Wilson Library end of the skybridge on these days. Additional dogs and times may be added.

  • Monday, Dec. 3: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 4: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 5: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 6: noon to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 7: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Finals Week:

  • Monday, Dec. 10: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 12: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, Dec. 13: 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Pet Partner teams have met certain standards of skills and aptitude and are considered safe, healthy and well behaved by various agencies. The dogs represent registration in Delta Society of WA, Therapy Dogs International, Love on a Leash, and Dogs on Call. While Dogs on Call does not certify dogs themselves, they act as a "placement agency" that accepts only registered dogs on their roles, verifies their suitability and attempts to connect them with organizations in the community.