Nothing like a dog to calm that finals stress

December 6, 2019

Sacajawea, a ten-year-old Newfoundland weighing more than 100 pounds, soaks up attention as she helps to alleviate stress for students during a Dogs On Call session held outside Helen C. White in 2013. Photo: Jeff Miller

Stressed about studying with finals approaching? Petting a furry animal might help.

Dogs On Call is a Wisconsin organization whose goal is “improving human health through service and therapy animals.” They have events all around campus where you can come to pet their service dogs — for free.

Here’s a list of all the Dogs On Call events happening now through finals week. Or check out the official Dogs On Call calendar!

  • Monday, Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Health Sciences Learning Center.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Elizabeth Waters Hall.
  • Wednesday, Dec. 11, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Lutheran Student Center.
  • Thursday, Dec. 12, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Chazen Museum of Art.
  • Monday, Dec. 16, 4 to 6 p.m., Helen C. White Library
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Presbyterian House.