***COVID-19 update – Virtual Office Hours during social distancing:
Sometimes you just need to spend some time with a happy, friendly dog to help melt your stress away. During physical distancing for humans, dogs still get to do most of what they love and more – walking, napping, playing with toys, getting treats…all except for seeing all of your faces!
The Carleton Therapy Dog teams insisted on hosting some online sessions for you so that they could help the human students feel more connected and less stressed during physical distancing! We are hosting sessions for you to follow on Instagram; follow @cutherapydog to stay tuned for our live sessions, and you can set your notifications to let you know when we go live! If you miss us “live,” our session stays up for 24hrs or until the next dog comes on live!
Our therapy dogs are here with their owners who are Carleton University staff and faculty, and they have all been trained and evaluated to become official Carleton Therapy Dog team members. The Therapy Dog program is based on research in animal-assisted intervention and both the dog and the handler are here to comfort and provide support to help you thrive as a university student.