SHIPPENSBURG- As finals week creeps up on students, some “fur-therapy” helped students looking to relieve stress. Ship’s Counseling Center and Kindly Canines describe “fur-therapy” as the interactions between therapy dogs and patients. The goal of the activity is to relieve the stress of the students’ academic pressure.
Student and resident assistant Megan Misters found the activity beneficial for her residents and herself. Megan says that having the dogs was “a great experience that helps the residents out in this stressful time.” Megan also thought of the activity as motivation to go home and see her own puppy. Megan says, “That’s one of the things I miss the most about being home. I love my family but it’s all about my dog.”
Kindly Canines is planning to come back to Shippensburg University next semester.