Therapy Dogs at Fondren Library Center

Reduce the stress of studying for finals!Therapy Dogs at Fondren

Spend some time with a therapy dog at the library!

Wednesday December 9

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Taubman Atrium @ Owen Arts Ctr

Monday, December 14

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Fondren Library Center



About the Event:  Two teams of therapy dogs will visit SMU; one on Wednesday December 9 from A New Leash on Life and another on Monday December 14 from Paws Across Texas. Research has shown that spending 5-24 minutes with a calm dog reduces blood pressure and the levels of stress hormones in the body**.

Students are welcome to stop by and visit with our four-legged friends as they are getting ready for finals. We are proud to partner with A New Leash on Life, Paws Across Texas, SMU Counseling and Psychiatric Services and the A-LEC (Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center) to make this event paws-sible.

** Health-related information source: The Health and Psychological Benefits of Bonding with a Pet Dog, Psychology Today.