Therapy dogs bring sense of calm to MSU students during finals week


BOZEMAN, Mont. - Students at Montana State University are wrapping up the semester, and finals week can be a stressful time for students.

This is the fourth semester MSU has partnered with Intermountain Therapy Animals to bring in dogs for finals weeks.

There are two to three dogs per session, with sessions each day during finals week. The program coordinator, Jacqueline Frank, tells us hundreds of students have shown up to the events.

"Therapy dogs can be any breed, they just have to have a certain temperament. The handlers go through workshops and then kind of a test with their animals, because they have to make sure they are the right kind of dog and calm in situations and just like to be around people," said Frank.

Friday is the last day of finals, and the last day to get a chance to interact with the therapy dogs. They will be at the MSU library from from 12 to 1 p.m.