Therapy dogs help students cope with Dead Week stress


Brooke Wacherbarth studies in the library while Tori and Libby keep her company. Therapy dogs will be present in Parks Library every day during Dead Week from 1 to 5 p.m. in room 192. 

Danielle Ferguson

Parks Library is giving students a chance to cuddle with comfort dogs during Dead Week.

A mix of small- and large-dog breeds will be available for students to pet and play with from 1-5 p.m. on Dec. 8 to Dec. 12 in room 192 at Parks Library. This is the second year of the therapy dogs. 

The dogs are required to have therapy certification from Therapy Dog International or Canine Good Citizen and have passed rigorous testing before they are allowed to participate in the event.

To read more about the therapy dogs at Iowa State this week, click here.