Therapy Dogs at the Library
August 28, 2018
Back by popular demand, the Sun City Pet Club has graciously agreed to return to Smith Library Center to provide certified therapy dogs for SU students, staff, and faculty.
Volunteer owners and their dogs will be on campus each Wednesday during the regular school semester from 11am to 1pm, resuming January 16.
Trained therapy dogs accompany their owners to campus to interact with the SU Community.
What is a Therapy Dog?
According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), “Therapy dogs are dogs who go with their owners to volunteer in settings such as schools, hospitals, and nursing homes.
From working with a child who is learning to read to visiting a senior in assisted living, therapy dogs and their owners work together as a team to improve the lives of other people.
Therapy dogs are not service dogs. Service dogs are dogs who are specially trained to perform specific tasks to help a person who has a disability.”
Only service dogs are allowed inside the library (or any building on campus). As therapy dogs aren’t service dogs, we hold these events outside in front of Smith Library Center. Therefore, these events can be cancelled in case of inclement or extreme weather conditions out of consideration for the safety and comfort of the owners and their dogs.