Therapy animals help Barrett students rest and relax during finals

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May 1, 2018

For the past nine years, Barrett Honors College has held its Rest and Relax event featuring therapy animals, food and refreshments, chair massages, manicures, and an overall good time for students to decompress during finals.

Yankee Doodle dog with students

Yankee Doodle, the dog in the middle, is a Goldendoodle who is a registered therapy dog. He loves to work with university students, children, folks in memory care and assisted living facilities, and people affected by crisis and disasters. He is well loved by Barrett Honors College students. Photo by Nicole Greason

The therapy animals, including dogs and a cat, are especially popular among students who want a little puppy and kitty love to help get them through a challenging time of year. See more about Rest and Relax in this report from Channel 12 News and this one from ABC15.

Roger the cat

This beautiful silver-furred cat is named Roger. He brings his calm cat vibe to Barrett Honors College, where students pet his ultra-soft fur and play with him to de-stress during finals. Photo by Nicole Greason

 

 

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