KWANTLEN STUDENTS CUDDLE 12 THERAPY DOGS FROM VANCOUVER ECOVILLAGE

Wednesday March 22nd 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

KSA Studio Room, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 8771 Lansdowne Rd, Richmond, BC 

Past research has shown that interacting with an affectionate dog can reduce stress and anxiety, and improve mood. Based on these benefits, many universities have introduced doggy destress sessions to their campuses. These sessions offer students a chance to interact with dogs, volunteers and other students in a relaxing setting. Kwantlen Polytechnic University realizes just how important this is, and is now bringing the Vancouver ecoVillage dogs to campus to celebrate STRESS RELIEF WEEK! 

Vancouver ecoVillage (VE) is a Non-Profit Society dedicated to providing therapeutic services for people with disabilities, illness and other challenges. VE has a rigorous therapy-dog training program, which requires several months of training and testing. The therapy dogs are re-tested annually to ensure they keep displaying temperament that shows confidence, good manners, and sociability with other dogs and people. The dogs meet strict health requirements, are well-groomed and gentle at all times. They even do tricks to entertain and amuse. Most of all, these special dogs and their handlers have a therapeutic and calming influence on people in the community who have the pleasure of meeting them. VE therapy dogs have now become a common sight in universities across Vancouver.

CONTACT

Matt Hunt, Events Coordinator, Kwantlen University, t 604 599 2765, c 604 839 5831, events@kusa.ca, www.kusa.ca

Quille Kaddon, Program Manager, Vancouver ecoVillage, programs@vanecovillage.com

COME MEET OUR THERAPY DOGS - THEY GIVE LOVE!

 

VITA The Bully

VITA The Bully

Therapy Dogs Together

Therapy Dogs Together

JIMMY and Sandra

JIMMY and Sandra

RIPLEY and RANGER

RIPLEY and RANGER

IZZY and Pat

IZZY and Pat

MURPHY Waiting for Hugs

MURPHY Waiting for Hugs

STELLA and Jennifer

STELLA and Jennifer

Dr. Stanley Coren with his Dogs

Dr. Stanley Coren with his Dogs

CASSIE Laughing

CASSIE Laughing

Cuddling Together

Cuddling Together

TRIGGER and Cher

TRIGGER and Cher

Adorable Papillon MAC

Adorable Papillon MAC

FURGEL and Kehli

FURGEL and Kehli

DANNY The Sheltie

DANNY The Sheltie

RANGER and RIPLEY

RANGER and RIPLEY

TINKER & Marion Postgate

TINKER & Marion Postgate

Therapy Dog Party

Therapy Dog Party

CHARLIE Giving Kisses

CHARLIE Giving Kisses

STELLA the Puppy

STELLA the Puppy

LOU with Chantee & Alex

LOU with Chantee & Alex

MAZEL Doing Tricks

MAZEL Doing Tricks

Duck Tolling Retriever RANGER

Duck Tolling Retriever RANGER

TRIGGER Saying Hello

TRIGGER Saying Hello

Love From Us ALL

Love From Us ALL

 

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