Rice students to de-stress with therapy pets during finals week

Rice University students will have the opportunity to mingle, de-stress and share hugs with dogs of various breeds during finals week, Dec. 12-14, at the university’s Fondren Library.

Fondren Library held its first two therapy dog sessions during finals last December and April and received overwhelmingly positive feedback from students, according to library staff members. Photo by Jeff Fitlow

The library has asked Houston pet therapy organization Faithful Paws to bring its friendly canines to the first-floor reference collection area of Fondren from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 12, from 3 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 and from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 14.

Fondren Library held its first two therapy dog sessions during finals last December and April and received overwhelmingly positive feedback from students, according to library staff members.

For more information about Faithful Paws, a program founded in 1997 and sponsored by Bellaire United Methodist Church, visit www.faithfulpawshouston.com.

About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.