Media Advisory: Therapy dogs come to UB to ease stress of final exams

Two female students pet a therapy dog.

UB will host therapy dogs this week to help students cope with the stress of finals

Release Date: December 2, 2013 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo Libraries will bring therapy dogs to campus to help students cope with stress while preparing for final exams.

Media are invited to see the dogs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3-5 at the following locations:

·         Room B-15, lower level, in the Health Sciences Library in Abbott Hall (building No. 3 on this map: on South Campus.

On-site contact: Pamela Rose, Web services and library promotion coordinator, at (716) 829-5722.

·         The staff lounge in the basement of Lockwood Memorial Library (building No. 10 on this map: on North Campus.

On-site contact: Kathleen Quinlivan, communications officer for UB Libraries, at (716) 645-1326.

UB's Health Sciences Library began bringing therapy dogs on campus in December 2011. The effort has grown to include coffee, snacks, soothing music, chair massages and other offerings.

UB is working with Therapy Animals of Western New York, or TAWNY, and other organizations that promote the healing power of dogs and other animals, to bring the dogs on campus.

Media Contact Information

Cory Nealon
Director of Media Relations
Engineering, Computer Science
Tel: 716-645-4614