UMD Pet Away Worry & Stress


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Take time to PAWS

UMD PAWS brings stress relief to the campus community thanks to volunteer pet therapy teams.

PAWS dogs
Students, staff and faculty, on average, rated themselves to be 38% less stressed after hanging out with their furry friends at UMD PAWS.

Pet Away Worry and Stress (PAWS)

UMD PAWS is a program designed to lower stress levels in students, faculty and staff by bringing in therapy animals on campus once a month. This collaborative event is sponsored by Animal Allies, UMD Employee Health and Wellness Program, KUMD, The Kathryn A. Martin Library, UMD Health Services,  UMD Wellness Collaborative,  Office of Environmental Health & Safety, and Kirby Student Center.

Our event dates for the 2017-2018 academic year are as follows:

All events will be held from 11am-1pm in the Kirby Student Center Lounge *unless otherwise indicated

Wed. Sept. 13
Tues.   Oct. 17
Wed.  Nov. 8 *this event will be held in the library during Bulldog Boost
Wed.   Dec. 6 
Tues. Jan. 23
Wed.   Feb. 21
Tues. Mar.  20  
Wed.   Apr.  25