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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Pete's Pet Posse Tulsa celebrates National Dog Day

Diesel, a Pete’s Pet Posse therapy dog, is one of several dogs and handlers who will greet students, faculty and staff in Main Hall Commons on National Dog Day.

Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa (P3T) will celebrate National Dog Day from 3:30-4:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26 in Main Hall Commons.

Three P3T dogs and their handlers will greet students during that hour, including Blue, a 5-year-old Australian shepherd, and handler, Jessica Bradley, OSU-Tulsa career services coordinator;  Fern, a 3-year-old Labrador retriever, and handler Dr. Matt Bowler, OSU-Tulsa associate professor of management and the Don R. Brattain professor in the Spears School of Business; and Diesel, a 7-year-old chocolate lab, and his handler, Megan Whitehead, clinic coordinator for the communication sciences and disorders department. From noon-1 p.m., Jake, a 10-year-old red heeler mix, and his handler, Jerrie Hall, retired associate library director at OSU-Tulsa, will be in North Hall 130.

Snacks also will be available for students, faculty and staff. Participants who make a minimum donation to P3T will be entered into a drawing to win one of five Mavis Pearl stuffed animals. Mavis Pearl, an English bulldog and canine celebrity, is an honorary P3T member and goodwill ambassador for local nonprofit Joy in the Cause, an organization dedicated to showing individuals in crisis care and compassion through personal acts of kindness.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to email photos of themselves with their dog to Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa. The photos will be posted to social media sites and those who submit the photos will be identified. To learn more about Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa, visit the P3T website.

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