Dogs at NCC

Taking finals can sometimes be “ruff” and at North Central College, it’s dogs to the rescue.

To help alleviate the stress of upcoming tests and projects, the college hosted “Dyson Dog Days,” a school tradition that takes place before finals in the fall, winter and spring terms. The canine visits are just what students need to lighten the mood and give them a sense of home.

“Since I miss my animals back home I thought it would be a really good thing to kind of have that heartwarming feeling when you like pet a dog or hug a dog,” said Ashley Venice, Junior at North Central College.

This event, put on by the school’s wellness center, has the canine volunteers from Edward Hospital’s Animal Assisted Therapy Program on hand to give these frazzled students a new “leash” on life.

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