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Old 04-26-2012, 02:43 PM
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I thought this was an awesome idea: Indiana University apparently has the humane society come and bring a bunch of adoptable dogs. During finals week you "rent" a dog for a short amount of time (I think it was 20-30 minutes) for a $5 donation. I thought it was a great idea to help reduce the stress of students while at the same time socializing a bunch of dogs and maybe even adopting out a few.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:59 PM
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I love when local humane societies/shelters use college campuses to socialize and work with dogs..it really is a great resource of kids willing to help and who are still just young enough to be MORE THAN HAPPY to squee at cute dogs and cats lol

My school has therapy dogs come in and hang out in the library to de-stress us, it's fun and the dogs get a "day off" lol so to speak.
They used to use rescue dogs but from what I hear someone got bit and there was a whole issue :/ so now only certified therapy dogs come.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:33 PM
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My "therapy dog group" (really just social visits, there's no official certification involved) goes to a few local college campuses during finals week. It's VERY popular! Free of charge though, and with dogs that are obviously well vetted amongst people.
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good idea The rescue that I've worked with has had several "puppy days" at local universities during exam weeks. It's been a great way for them to gain some publicity and give the students a dog fix. Not sure if they fund raise while they're there, but either way it's a win-win situation!
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:47 PM
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The shelter doing this, Bloomington Animal Care and Control, is the one my Maggie came from! They are awesome *and* they are an open admission animal control facility, which I always think is even more impressive.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:49 PM
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Pictures from the event posted by a student at IU: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...5012237&type=1

And there's a little more info on the event on the BACC fb page: https://www.facebook.com/COBAnimalShelter

Pic of Charlene from the BACC page - she was one of the "rent-a-puppy" puppies!
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We do that at my work. Rent-a-pup. Same deal, half an hour for five bucks. We also have a program through a local college where students in a class involving behavior come and clicker train dogs at the shelter and post on their kennel cards things they have learned.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:46 AM
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I think that's an awesome idea. ^^

Although I couldn't stand having to worry about a puppy during finals week. ROFL

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We also have a program through a local college where students in a class involving behavior come and clicker train dogs at the shelter and post on their kennel cards things they have learned.
I don't think we have a rent-a-puppy program, but we (aka, Purdue) does do this. There are also many active student organizations that volunteer with the shelter on a weekly basis.
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:20 PM
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It's a really great program WHEN we get in people who understand how to use the **** clicker. XD There have been a few people that are just standing and wildly clicking at a dog and sometimes treating during the wild clicking. The teachers are really great and we've had a lot of really great students. It's ESPECIALLY helpful when we have young dogs around a year old that have no leash manners and are jumping/mouthy. A couple months ago one of the students even adopted one of our long timers she had been working with.
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