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De-stress with Therapy Dogs

therapy dogs in front of christmas tree
Dec 04, 2017 12:30 PM - Dec 04, 2017 4:00 PM
Eunice and James L. West Library Orientation Room

Come relax and de-stress with Paws Across Texas and their therapy dogs from 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4 in the West Library Orientation Room. Paws Across Texas "provide(s) diversified therapy programs using trained volunteers (representatives) and their privately owned companion animals (registered therapy dogs)."

Research shows that therapy animals can help alleviate stress and anxiety students often feel from school, especially around finals. According to an article in Psychology Today, "when a person pets a friendly and familiar dog... that person's blood pressure lowered, heart rate slowed, breathing became more regular and muscle tension relaxed-all of which are signs of reduced stress."

While this is a free event for students, staff, and faculty, PAT is a non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization, and will be accepting donations.