Therapy dogs help students pawspurr during midterms


Tallulah, a dog from the Visiting Pet Program, enjoys an ear rub from a Loyola student during her visit to the Student Success Center. Photo credit: Rose Wagner

Rose Wagner

In a flurry of Mardi Gras costumes, with an entourage of supervisors and the goal of helping students destress from midterms, six trained therapists visited Loyola on Feb. 21. The attraction? They were dogs.

Through a partnership with the non-profit Visiting Pet Program, Loyola celebrated Wolf Pack Wednesday by hosting the furry companions in the Pan-American Life Student Success Center. Students played and cuddled the dogs who are trained in therapy and assisted activity.