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September 7, 2022

Therapy dogs are coming to the library!

We know as it gets closer to the end of the Trimester, things can get a bit stressful. Assessments and exams are piling up and sometimes you just need a break! 

That’s why we’re bringing therapy dogs to our Burwood and Warrnambool campuses on Tuesday 13 September! You’re invited to come along, have a cuddle and experience that sense of calm and positivity that a four-legged friend can bring. 

Burwood Campus 

Dogs and their handlers from Delta Therapy Dogs will be visiting Burwood from 11.30am-1pm 

Come along and meet Maggie and Koby – you’ll find them in the library foyer with their handlers. 

Delta Society Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation with one core belief: that the human-animal bond remarkably improves our quality of life and leaves a lasting paw print on our hearts. They are a national leader in animal-assisted therapies and positive, reward-based approaches to companion animal training. 

Therapy dog Koby pictured with two women who are making peace signs.

Therapy dog Koby in action.

Warrnambool Campus 

Friendly pup Tucker and his handler Barbara will be at Warrnambool from 11am-1pm 

Why therapy dogs? 

The human-animal bond can impact people and animals in so many positive ways. Research shows therapy dogs can reduce a person’s stress physiologically (cortisol levels) and increase attachment responses that trigger oxytocin – otherwise known as the Love Hormone. 

For more information, get in touch with the Library. 

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