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Friday, August 18, 2017

Pete's Pet Posse Tulsa accepting applications for new therapy dogs


Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa’s first class of therapy dogs. From left are Jake, Diesel, Deuce, Lucy and Lily.

OSU-Tulsa is looking for a few good dogs and their owners to join the third class of Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa.

The dogs and their owners serve as greeters and campus ambassadors during special events and are available during crisis situations. Applications to join P3T will be accepted through Sept. 1.

The interview and selection process will begin in September and the eight-week training program will start in October. Applicants should be affiliated with OSU, such as an employee or spouse of an employee. All dogs must pass an AKC Canine Good Citizen exam following training and registered with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

P3T is an expansion of the Pete’s Pet Posse therapy dog program launched by OSU-Stillwater in 2013 as part of the university’s America’s Healthiest Campus initiative. The first P3T class of five dogs graduated from training in 2015. P3T is a joint program of OSU-Tulsa and the OSU Center for Health Sciences.

The goal of the program is to positively enhance physical and emotional health and contribute to the success of America’s Healthiest Campus Initiative launched in 2014. For questions, contact the P3T program. For application forms and additional information, visit the P3T website.

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