Therapy Dogs bring Smiles, Stress-Relief

A 2009 study found that by gazing at their dogs pet owners can increase their oxytocin levels, thereby improving their overall mood. ACC Librarians concur! Students, faculty, and staff who attended our March 10 Therapy Dogs event left with big smiles and reduced stress. Gidget, Lambchop, Rosetta, Franz, Vitas, and Oboe are therapy dogs or guide-dogs-in-training. Their owners volunteer at Littleton Adventist Hospital or raise puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. We’re excited to have them back again during finals week!