‘Therapuppies’ have been introduced at the University of Wisconsin to calm stressed students during finals.
Miles, a golden retriever therapy dog has been soothing students in the library with pats, scratches and cuddles.
“It is really relaxing,” said nursing student Awisi Obua. “I was a little down coming in here. I have to study. The dog made me feel better about the day.”
“It gets your mind off everything,” said Andrea Eliason, a physical therapy major from River Falls. “Away from the craziness of finals.”
Twelve therapy dogs in total paid a visit to the university during finals to relieve stressed students.
Students were overjoyed, even leaving class early to see the dogs.
Living so far away from home, I don’t get to see my dog,” said Criminal Justice major, Sophie Snyder. “It is a way to fill the void, and it is super relaxing.”