Carleton University will welcome six new canines to the team as it launches the second year of its therapy dogs program. The thoroughly trained new recruits and their Carleton employee handlers will be welcomed into the program following their final evaluation.

Media are invited to meet the therapy dogs and their handlers after the evaluation.

When: Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Tory Quad, Carleton University
Info: A campus map can be found online.

Carleton’s therapy dogs program is a student support program and acts as a bridge to other services. Carleton therapy dogs greet students during weekly office hours and attend special events throughout the term.

In the first year of Carleton’s therapy dogs program, more than 1,700 students used the service. Students have reported that spending time with the therapy dogs has helped them cope with feelings of loneliness, stress and homesickness.

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Steven Reid
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 8718
613-265-6613
Steven_Reid3@Carleton.ca

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