Fondren Library hosts new therapy dog program for students during finals

Rice students will have the opportunity to mingle, de-stress and share hugs with dogs of various breeds during finals week at Fondren Library.

The library has asked Houston pet therapy organization Faithful Paws to bring its friendly canines to the first floor of Fondren from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 6, 2 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7, 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 8 and 5 to 10 p.m. Dec. 10.

“Therapy dogs have been in use at certain university libraries for a number of years, and we felt it was time to offer this chance to our Rice students,” said Kerry Keck, assistant university librarian for research services. “We hope taking a break with a friendly dog will provide a positive outlet during the stress of finals. If our student feedback is positive, we’ll plan to bring the pups back next year.”

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