Man’s best friend

Therapy dogs give Mount students an end of semester boost
May 02, 2017

Therapy dogs helped students de-stress at the Mount’s Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center. 


Trained therapy dogs provided a break for students, faculty, and staff at Mount Saint Mary College on May 2 at the Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center.

The animals came to the Mount via Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause. The popular event has become a tradition at Mount Saint Mary College.

Research has indicated that watching, petting, or talking to an animal can lower blood pressure and heart rate. Interacting with animals can also reduce mental distress, and lower anxiety levels – for example, during finals for college students.