Don’t miss out on a chance to relieve the stress of studying for finals by petting a dog at the Woodruff Library’s 2nd annual pet therapy study break, Woodruff RUFF RUFF. Sign up here http://bit.ly/1fkkXwp for 10 min slots between 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on Wednesday, Dec. 11, and Thursday, Dec. 12 in the Robert W. Woodruff Library. There are some time slots being saved for walk-ins.
The library is allowing three people at a time to enjoy a few minutes with the dogs, so you can either come alone or bring a friend or two. Sign-up together to insure you will have a spot.
Canine Assistants, a non-profit organization that provides service dogs to children and adults with physical disabilities, seizure disorders or other special needs, are providing these trained dogs for Woodruff RUFF RUFF.
These dogs are raised and taught on an 18-acre farm in Milton. Part of their training is to participate in a wide variety of outings that range from presentations for schools and community groups to therapy visits at hospitals, so they will be comfortable and calm in a variety of environments when they are placed with a recipient. Melissa Loree, director of education for Canine Assistants, says that participating in Emory’s study breaks provides a wonderful opportunity for the dogs to gain such experiences.
“It’s a learning opportunity as well as a chance for us to give back to our community,” Loree says. “The dogs are so loving and have such a calming effect that it’s easy for them to make a huge difference even if just for a few minutes, especially during a difficult time like exams. It’s a way for us to bring a little bit of ‘tender loving care’ to Emory students during this stressful time.”
To sign up online: http://bit.ly/1fkkXwp