Turning Dogs into Therapists, Kent State Leads the Pack

What started as research on the relationship between dog and owner, turned into one of the country’s first therapy programs more than a decade ago. Today, the Dogs on Campus Pet Therapy Program® at Kent State University serves as a model to bring certified therapy dogs to stressed out college students.

Throughout the academic year, Kathleen Adamle, Dogs on Campus founder and professor emerita from Kent State’s College of Nursing, brings the dogs to the library, residence halls and special events. Their furry faces and wagging tails are sure to bring smiles and a sense of peace to students who need a study break or an emotional pick-me-up.  

Read more about Adamle’s research and the success of Dogs on Campus in the June issue of Cleveland Scene Magazine.

POSTED: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 03:30 PM
Updated: Wednesday, February 01, 2023 04:48 PM
Kristin Anderson