PAWS (Pet Away Worry & Stress) sessions feature registered therapy animal teams—including dogs, bunnies, chickens and other therapy animals. Sessions are FREE and open to the University of Minnesota community.
You can Pet Away Worry & Stress at several locations on the East Bank, West Bank or St. Paul campuses Monday through Thursday during spring and fall semesters.
For days, times and locations, see calendar below:
- RecWell: Mondays, noon–2 p.m.
- St. Paul Student Center: Tuesdays, 1–3 p.m.
- Boynton Health: Wednesdays, 2:30–4:30 p.m.
- West Bank: Locations vary, Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
In June, July and August, PAWS occurs once a month on the second Wednesday at Boynton Health from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
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Pet Away Worry & Stress
For many young adults, entering college and being away from home often means saying goodbye to their pets. Boynton seeks to provide Animal Assisted Interactions (AAI) in its continued effort to meet student needs, especially in the areas of stress reduction.
AAI teams are volunteer handlers who are specially trained and evaluated, along with their animal partners.
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PAWS Contact Info
Questions about PAWS? Contact Tanya Bailey, PAWS Coordinator at email@example.com.