Why bring dogs to schools?
College Dogs bring smiles and warm furry hugs to schools in the Seattle Metropolitan area. The furry stress relievers are all certified/registered therapy dogs accompanied by their trained handlers.
Students away from family and friends, living in a new environment, or facing tough academic challenges often feel depressed and anxious. A non-judgmental canine companion loves them for who they are as well as the tummy rubs, pats, and ear scratches. Dogs are an important part of responsible stress management.
Research shows that petting a dog increases endorphins, the hormones that give us a feeling of euphoria and increases good immune responses. Interacting with animals lowers cortisol, the stress hormone, and also decreases heart rate and blood pressure.
With many schools on summer break that means we are on a break too! Check back for events coming up for the 2023-2024 school year!
If you have had a death or tragic event and
therapy dogs would be helpful to bring peace,
calmness and love to those affected by it,
please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please only reach out to our email address if it is an emergency.
For non emergency events, please fill out the form below.
We will do our best to get your event scheduled, but cannot promise. Please allow up to 48 hours for a response.
Our visits do not cost you money. Everyone you come in contact with at College Dogs is a volunteer.
We ask you for your patience in planning events.