Still a Chance to See Comfort Dogs


Robert Bowers

Alyssa Moore, Centurion Staff

Final exams are quickly approaching, and the fall 2019 semester will be wrapping up within the coming weeks. Stress levels are expected to rise as students study for their various tests but Bucks has a way to cope with the stress.

Bucks’ Accessibility Office has partnered with Nor’wester Therapy Dog Organization to offer comfort dogs to students during the difficult parts of the semester. The comfort dogs are brought to campus multiple times a semester.

Nor’wester co-director, Wendi Huttner, told the Intelligencer, “It’s been proven. Dogs don’t laugh, dogs don’t tease, dogs don’t judge. Some of these students have already had two finals today and have another one later. If they can come in here for 10 minutes and pet the dogs and share stories with us, it gets their mind off of school for a little while and they can go in for that next test with a fresh and clear mind.”

The dogs are brought in during the midpoint and end of the fall and spring semesters. They are brought to the Solarium in the Rollins Center.

The dogs will be available to pet and hang out with on Dec. 2 and Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.