As Fall semester came to an end, there was a huge wave of interest to bring a puppy room to the U of A. The idea was that students who were stressed out studying for exams could visit the puppies and play with them. This was sparked when an article about Dalhousie University started to pop up everywhere (and by everywhere I mean everybody’s news feeds on Facebook).
Because of the demand, the U of A introduced its very own “puppy therapy” sessions. The puppy room was open at different times throughout the exam weeks and students from all faculties were welcome to come over and play with the puppies.
The University contacted an organization called the Chimo Project and several of their volunteers joined us for the puppy therapy sessions. There were all kinds of different dogs and they were specially trained to provide comfort and deal with large crowds!
As an extremely stressed out student, I decided to go and see the puppies and they were unbelievably cute! For some students, visiting the puppy room was especially important because they were missing their own dogs back at home. The puppies were a huge hit (judging by the line ups outside the door), so here’s hoping that they’ll make a reappearance at the end of this term!