400 West Hastings campus (corner of Homer & Hastings)

W A T C H   V I D E O 

Wednesday August 2nd

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

WATCH VIDEO - 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 de-stress sessions to their campuses. (Read about the research the impact therapy dogs are making at the University of British Columbia.) These sessions offer a chance to interact with dogs, volunteers, and others in a relaxing setting. The Vancouver Film School realizes just how important this is, and is now bringing the Vancouver ecoVillage dogs to campus to celebrate DOGGY DESTRESS DAY!

Vancouver ecoVillage 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. 

COME MEET OUR THERAPY DOGS - THEY GIVE LOVE!

 

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SPOCK (Boston Terrier)

SPOCK (Boston Terrier)

Therapy Dog Team

Therapy Dog Team

MAX (Maltese)

MAX (Maltese)

CASSIE (Labrador Retriever)

CASSIE (Labrador Retriever)

MAX (Maltese)

MAX (Maltese)

LUCY (Cavalier KC Spaniel)

LUCY (Cavalier KC Spaniel)

Blind Dog FURGEL (Terrier)

Blind Dog FURGEL (Terrier)

PRINCE (Boxer Cross)

PRINCE (Boxer Cross)

NICK (Rottweiler)

NICK (Rottweiler)

NORCHU (Pomeranian)

NORCHU (Pomeranian)

MAC (Papillon)

MAC (Papillon)

Blind Dog FURGEL (Terrier)

Blind Dog FURGEL (Terrier)

TINKER (Schipperke)

TINKER (Schipperke)

GRACIE (Labrador Retriever)

GRACIE (Labrador Retriever)

LUCY (Cavalier KC Spaniel)

LUCY (Cavalier KC Spaniel)

VITA (French Bulldog)

VITA (French Bulldog)

GINNY (Maltese Cross)

GINNY (Maltese Cross)

BAGUETTE (Standard Poodle)

BAGUETTE (Standard Poodle)

SAATCHI (Shiba Inu)

SAATCHI (Shiba Inu)

GRACIE (Labrador Retriever)

GRACIE (Labrador Retriever)

CHARLIE (Shetland Sheepdog)

CHARLIE (Shetland Sheepdog)

VITA (French Bulldog)

VITA (French Bulldog)

LUCY (Cavalier KC Spaniel)

LUCY (Cavalier KC Spaniel)

Blind Dog FURGEL (Terrier)

Blind Dog FURGEL (Terrier)

 

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