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  • Pet Love

Once a quarter, therapy dogs come to campus, offering students an opportunity to socialize, lower anxiety, reduce loneliness, and have a healthy outlet for positive touch. Similar programs have been shown to improve mental and emotional health, as well as overall quality of life.

Spring Quarter Pet Love will take place on Friday, May 17 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the McCormick Tribune Lounge of Reynolds Club. 

Please email Carolyn Banner, cbanner@uchicago.edu, with any questions. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why doesn’t Pet Love happen more than once a quarter?

The not-for-profit we work with to bring therapy dogs onto campus is reliant entirely on volunteers, who are only available to come once per quarter.

Can Pet Love come to my school/ house/ department/ event?

No, Pet love is not available upon request.

Can I bring my dog to Pet Love?

While we'd love to meet your dog (we really would!), unfortunately no other dogs are allowed at Pet Love events. All dogs that work at Pet Love must come from certified therapy dog organizations that work with us to bring Pet Love to UChicago.

What kind of training do the dogs at Pet Love have?

All dogs are Certified Training Dogs, and have gone through additional extensive training through their organization.

Why are there no cats at Pet Love?

Due to facility restrictions, there can be no cat-based Pet Love programs.

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