PHOTOS: Dogs wag away exam stress for University of Regina students

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April 24, 2013 - 3:04pm Updated: April 25, 2013 - 9:02am
Student greets dog 'Stitch' at University of Regina Puppy Room  April 24 2013. Adriana Christianson/CJME Students greeting dog and volunteer at the puppy room. Adriana Christianson/CJME Student  meeting 'Stitch' at the U of Regina puppy room. Dog laps up attention from University of Regina student. Adriana Christianson/CJ Lineup outside puppy room at University of Regina during final exam week. Student Lindsay Ast holding one of the dogs in the puppy room.
Student greets dog 'Stitch' at University of Regina Puppy Room April 24 2013. Adriana Christianson/CJME
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Two dogs visiting the University of Regina were wagging away exam stress for dozens of students on Wednesday.

Kevin Chow with the University of Regina Students Union says they decided to offer a ‘Puppy Room’ as a much needed study break from final exams. The idea started this year at Dalhousie University and quickly spread to other universities across Canada.

“People are stressed and this whole program is designed to help students just to be more relaxed and forget about exams for the few brief minutes that they’re here,” he explained.

Second year student Stephanie Horsley agreed meeting these dogs was a great break from worrying about five exams.

“Having to study constantly and never feeling that you know enough to go into the exam puts a lot of stress on a person and having an activity like this is just a nice break,” she said.

Everyone who met them seemed to be pretty charmed by the well-behaved dogs brought in by volunteers with St. John’s Ambulance.

Meanwhile the dogs were lapping up the extra attention as the main attractions.

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