Students take a break from stressful finals to pet and spend time with therapy dogs

During Finals Week, the Engineering Library hosted dog and owner teams from Pet Partners, volunteers trained in animal therapy, to provide relaxation and stress relief for students and faculty.

There’s nothing like a cute and cuddly puppy dog to ease the stress of academic study at Stanford, especially during finals.

Photographer Linda Cicero stopped by the “Take a break, pet a dog” event, sponsored by Terman Engineering Library during the recent finals week.

Lovable pooches stop by the second Thursday of each month through the fall, winter and spring quarters in the Science and Engineering Quad, Y2E2 Courtyard, to offer stressed-out students a chance to pet their worries away. The event generally features three to five dog and owner teams from the organization Pet Partners.