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Therapy Dogs Provide Comfort to Stressed College Students

Posted: October 22, 2017 at 11:35 am by , in Uncategorized

Canine companionship, even in small doses, provides humans with multiple health benefits, including reduced blood pressure and cholesterol, experts say. In addition – with their soulful eyes, playful presence, and furry faces offering unconditional love – dogs can also help reduce stress.

Tapping into the popularity of “cat cafés” around the country, the University of Colorado Boulder created the campus’s first-ever outdoor “dog café,” to allow students to work through the challenges of midterm demands and any conflicts they have faced.

KGNU intern Margaret Spencer paid a visit and met some of the Therapy Dogs of Boulder County, as well as the staff volunteers at the dog cafe.