Therapy dogs to help de-stress students in Ohio

Published on NewsOK Modified: December 9, 2012 at 2:54 pm •  Published: December 9, 2012

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A university in Ohio will offer three therapy dogs to help ease the stress of finals week for its students.

Three dogs from the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association will be added to traditional activities offered during finals week at the University of Dayton. Mazy, Willow or Fitzy will be in the school's library on Monday and Tuesday so students can pet and play with them.

Therapy dogs have made appearances at college campuses across the nation. Harvard Law School and Yale Medical School each have puppies that can be "checked out" year-round from the library for playtime with students. Denison University and Emory University also have similar therapy-dog events.

The library also will host a 10-minute de-stressing dance party around the lobby Christmas tree just before midnight Sunday.

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