Therapy Dogs are Here

Need a hug?

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.

Physical Health:

    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

Mental Health:

    lifts spirits and lessens depression
    decreases feelings of isolation and alienation
    encourages communcation
    provides comfort
    increases socialization
    reduces boredom
    lowers anxiety
    reduces loneliness

 

**content taken from pawsforpeople.org**