"Canines on Campus" Program Visits the Library
Western Libraries will again be joined by members of the “Canines on Campus” registered therapy animal program from Monday March 7th - Thursday March 17th.
The therapy animals who are part of the Canines on Campus program are registered through several different agencies and have met certain standards of skills and aptitude. Whatcom Therapy Dogs and Dogs on Call are the two organizations which provide volunteers to the Canines on Campus program. Teams of humans and animals (which still include Smokey the cat!) will be located in the gallery space at the end of the Skybridge on the Wilson side of the library off and on between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. during both the week preceding and the week of final exams.
During this two-week period, this space will be reserved exclusively for the registered Canines on Campus therapy animal program, and animals who are not official Canines on Campus volunteers are not permitted in this area. Additionally, Western Libraries would like to remind everyone that while ADA service animals are welcome in the library, animals that are pets may not be brought into library facilities at any time.
For more information about the upcoming Canines on Campus visit, a schedule which includes the names of the volunteers, photos of the animals, and the times when they will be available for visiting, has been posted on an easel in the designated gallery area. Stop by the library to say hi or de-stress when you are in need of a break from studying for finals, working on projects, or writing those last few papers!