Photo of Penny

- Penny -

Miniature Golden-Doodle

Expertise:Fetch, Tug of War
Building:Maintenance Building
Department:Facilities Management and Planning
Degrees:Evaluated by Ottawa Therapy Dogs, CKC Canine Good Neighbour


Woof (that’s dog for “Hello”),

My name is Penny, but my handler calls me Pen and Miss Money Penny – bonus trivia points if you know the referenceI am a newly certified Carleton Therapy Dog and I love to spend time making people smile. I am a miniature golden-doodle, and often mistaken for a puppy even though I am super mature 🙂  My favorite things include:

  • A good play session
  • Scratch of my belly
  • Chasing squirrels (one of these days, I’ll catch one…)
  • Meeting new people

I never thought I would get into University, and especially Carleton (Go Ravens!). After working so hard on my obedience training and a big test, they let me in! I’m so excited to be a part of the Therapy Dog team with my handler, and to help students reduce stress and anxiety as I know how hard university can be for you! I am also told us dogs can help with homesickness and improving a sense of community (that all sounds good to me!)

Well, I’m off to look for squirrels, but hope I get to meet you soon!

Having a ruff day? Penny recommends:

KORU Mindfulness – A free 4-week program where students can learn skills to calm and focus the mind, and skills for meditation and stress management.

Office Hours

Bi-weekly Fridays from 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m.

MacOdrum Library – main foyer (left inside main entrance doors)

Always check our Therapy Dog schedule page for most up-to-date information.