Yale University's Law Library recently ran a three day pilot program that allowed students to "check out" Monty the dog.
Students were allowed to spend 30 minute sessiosn with Monty in a room at the library. During this time, they were able to play, cuddle, and just relax. Students reported feeling reduced stress and increased relaxation.
Personally, I was a little nervous at the idea initially when I was assuming college students were able to take the dog out of the library and bring him home or to the park or something...I'm pretty excited about this idea when I realize how it really goes down...it's genius!
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