Our Fall 2018 Therapy Dog sessions are:
Tuesday, Sept 11, 11:30am - 1pm
Thursday, Sept 20, 11:30am - 1pm
Thursday, Oct 11, 11:30am - 1pm
Wednesday, Oct 17, 4pm - 6pm
November 8, 11:30am - 1pm
November 20, 11:30am - 1pm
Search the events in the UNCA Now app for therapy dogs to stay up to date on when they are coming!
Do you have a therapy dog? Register it with Health and Counseling to bring your dog to our events!
It’s well-known (and scientifically proven) that interaction with a gentle, friendly pet has significant benefits.
lowers blood pressure
improves cardiovascular health
releases endorphins (oxytocin) that have a calming effect
diminishes overall physical pain
the act of petting produces an automatic relaxation response, reducing the amount of medication some folks need
lifts spirits and lessens depression
decreases feelings of isolation and alienation
**content taken from pawsforpeople.org**