Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Doggone Cute: Therapy Dogs Come To Denton

Mattie, therapy dog with Paws Across Texas Animal-Assisted Therapy, visits with some of her fans during
Spring 2016 final exams week at the Blagg-Huey Library on the Denton campus. Mattie, along with four 

other therapy dogs and their owners/handlers, provided some much-needed calm and stress relief during 
a very busy week for TWU students. Photograph by Jon Turner. May 8, 2016. 
Everyone knows spending time with friends helps to combat stress--especially when those friends are furry and doggone cute.

The TWU Libraries' furry friends Frannie, Maggie, Mandie, Mattie, and Skylar of Paws Across Texas, Inc. Animal-Assisted Therapy (PAT) did their best to de-stress TWU students when they visited the (Denton) Blagg-Huey Library (BHL) with their owners/handlers on the first day of Spring '16 final exams week.

If you were there, we hope you had fun. If you weren't, we'll see you next time. Either way, get a glimpse of Maggie and company in the video below (compiled by BHL staffer Sean Spear) and in pics by Sean and fellow staff member Jon Turner on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Founded in 1986, PAT is a non-profit charitable organization which provides a variety of animal-assisted therapy services, free of charge, by trained volunteer representatives and their dogs. To learn how you can support PAT and its goals, visit the PAT page here.

~Sandy Cochran

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