Therapy Animals

Therapy Dog Tuesdays + Therapy Cat Thursdays!

Three interns with a therapy dog

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Our Therapy Animal program aims to build community through stress relief activities, and raise awareness of mental health and wellness resources on campus. Studies show animals can help relieve anxiety, and just petting a dog or cat can lower your blood pressure. We hope you will come out to pet one of our visiting therapy animals! Therapy Animals are certified assisted therapy animals from the SF SPCA and District Attorney of San Francisco

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CLICK HERE to see Therapy Animal locations!

Therapy Dogs

Therapy dogs with gator mascot

When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 12- 1 PM. ** for special events

Date Location Organization
February 1** (Turn Up! Late Night Events) Mashouf Wellness Center @ 9-10 PM SPCA

February 5

Student Services Building SPCA

February 19

Gymnasium SPCA

March 5


March 19

Library SPCA

April 2

Gymnasium SPCA

April 16

Student Services Building SPCA
May 1** (Stress Relief Day) Quad SPCA

May 7



May 14

Library SPCA



Therapy Cat

therapy cat Duke

When: One Thursday per month from 12:00 - 1:00pm

Date Location Organization

February 13

Cesar Chavez Student Center Lobby SPCA

March 13

Cesar Chavez Student Center Lobby SPCA

April 10

Cesar Chavez Student Center Lobby SPCA
May 8 Cesar Chavez Student Center Lobby SPCA