Our PET EVENTS focusing on Mental Health Wellness have proven that interacting with affectionate dogs can reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood, lower blood pressure and even decrease the perception of pain. Based on these benefits, many universities and companies have introduced Doggy De-stress sessions on location. These petting sessions also offer students and staff who are feeling stressed and overwhelmed, the opportunity to increase socialization through interaction with dogs, volunteers, and others in a relaxing setting. 

Watch these VIDEOS with students from UBC, BCIT, Emily Carr and Kwantlen universities to see how our therapy dogs give love and provide motivation:

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Canine psychologist Dr. Stanley Coren, author of numerous books and over 500 scientific publications on dog psychology, encourages others to participate in our petting events - see Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) article. Also, read about the research the impact therapy dogs are making at the University of British Columbia. 

Chalmers Lodge

Chalmers Lodge

Therapy Dogs Give Love 😻

LIFE WITH DOGS

LIFE WITH DOGS

Awesome Pawesome Dog Stories will Melt Your Heart and Make You Cry 💕

CBI Health Group

CBI Health Group

Therapy Dogs Give Love 💖

Dr. Stanley Coren - Therapy Dogs

Dr. Stanley Coren - Therapy Dogs

AMAZING Benefits of Therapy Dog Events 💖

City of Surrey 🐾

City of Surrey 🐾

Employee Appreciation Day - February 12, 2020

Vancouver School of Economics

Vancouver School of Economics

Doggy Destress: January 13, 2020 💋

Carisbrooke School

Carisbrooke School

Therapy Dog Education: May 31, 2019 😻

Smooch a Pooch II at UBC

Smooch a Pooch II at UBC

Alma Mater Society - September 4, 2019 😻

St. John's School

St. John's School

Doggy Destress: June 17, 2019 💕

Powertech BC Hydro

Powertech BC Hydro

June 24, 2019 💕

Lululemon Athletica

Lululemon Athletica

Canada Place - 21 September, 2018 💕

Stratagem Conference

Stratagem Conference

Cicely Blain Consulting - September 27, 2019 😻

UBC Pause for Paws

UBC Pause for Paws

June 8th, 2019 💕

UBC Pet-a-Pup

UBC Pet-a-Pup

Place Vanier: March 27, 2019 💕

York House School

York House School

Doggy De-Stress: May 9, 2018 💖

Methanex Corporation

Methanex Corporation

Canada Place - 21 September, 2018 😻

UBC Welcomes Therapy Dogs

UBC Welcomes Therapy Dogs

September 20 - November 7, 2016 💕

UBC Employee Day

UBC Employee Day

Technology Enterprise: May 3rd, 2018 😻

Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University

Burnaby Campus: July 20, 2017 💕

Vancouver Film School

Vancouver Film School

Downtown Campus: August 2, 2017 😻

University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

Orchard Commons: April 1st, 2017 💕

Therapy Dogs at Science World

Therapy Dogs at Science World

Tiny House Event: May 20, 2017 💖

New Certified Teams

New Certified Teams

How Can You Get Certified? 💖

Therapy Dog Training

Therapy Dog Training

Can Your Dog be a Therapy Dog? 😻

Therapy Dogs Elsee and Mango

Therapy Dogs Elsee and Mango

Elsee, Mango & Meatball

Elsee, Mango & Meatball

Dog Yoga - DOGA

Dog Yoga - DOGA

INCREDIBLE Mind and Body Wellness 💕

Powertech Labs

Powertech Labs

Doggy Destress: 30 November, 2018 😻

Training for Aggressive Dogs

Training for Aggressive Dogs

Smooch a Pooch at UBC

Smooch a Pooch at UBC

UBC AMS Nest - September 7, 2018 💖

Halloween at UBC 🎃

Halloween at UBC 🎃

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Richmond Campus: March 22, 2017 💖

BC Institute of Technology

BC Institute of Technology

Downtown Campus: April 25, 2017 😻

How NOT to Greet a Dog 🙀

How NOT to Greet a Dog 🙀

Look What's New!

Look What's New!

K9 News: Articles and Advice 💖

Emily Carr University of Design

Emily Carr University of Design

Doggy Destress: November 23, 2016 😻

A Gift From The Heart 💖

A Gift From The Heart 💖

Doggy Destress at KWANTLEN

Doggy Destress at KWANTLEN

Surrey KPU Day: March 3rd, 2017 💕

CBC News Video: Therapy Dog Cuddles

CBC News Video: Therapy Dog Cuddles

Doggy Destress: March 22, 2016 😻

CBC News Photo Gallery 💋

CBC News Photo Gallery 💋

CTV News Video: Puppy Love

CTV News Video: Puppy Love

Doggy Destress: March 22, 2016 💖

BCIT Student Association Album

BCIT Student Association Album

DOGGY DESTRESS - 16 February, 2016 💕

VOTE For Your Favourite Dog

VOTE For Your Favourite Dog

Which therapy dog gives the most LOVE? 💋

BCIT Downtown Campus Album

BCIT Downtown Campus Album

Doggy Destress: 22 March 2016 💖

BCIT Doggy Destress Day Album

BCIT Doggy Destress Day Album

16 February, 2016 💕

Therapy Dog Poster 💋

Therapy Dog Poster 💋

Pet Lover Show Photo Gallery

Pet Lover Show Photo Gallery

TRADEX Abbotsford: 27-28 February, 2016 😻

Car Free Day 20-21 June, 2015

Car Free Day 20-21 June, 2015

Fundraiser for our Foster Pets 💕

Dog Trot around Deer Lake

Dog Trot around Deer Lake

Sunday May 10th - 11 AM - Burnaby Art Gallery Parking Lot (Postponed if Rain) 💕

Dog Walk in Stanley Park

Dog Walk in Stanley Park

Sunday June 7 - 3 PM - Between Fish House & Tennis Courts (Postponed if Rain)😻

Give a Gift of Love

Give a Gift of Love

100% Proceeds to Foster Pets 💖

THANK YOU SPONSORS!

THANK YOU SPONSORS!

Meet Our Sponsors 💕

Brohm Lake Dog Hike

Brohm Lake Dog Hike

Exploration of Stunning Trails around Lake - Sunday June 19 - 11am 🙀

 

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