Specially trained greyhounds are helping students at Virginia Wesleyan College de-stress before exams, according to a December 14 story in The Virginian-Pilot. The story highlighted the efforts of greyhound owner Julie Morgan who, for the past three years, has brought her 7-year old retired racer, Bart, to the college library to “help students cope during finals week.”
According to the published report, Bart is one of five certified therapy dogs scheduled to visit the campus library during exam week. The story noted that library director Sue Erickson has seen other colleges doing the same thing.
Bart is certified through Therapy Dogs International, the article reports. For the complete story, click here.