BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — At Montana State University, final exams stress is going to the dogs.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/11pDoHV ) Intermountain Therapy Animals is bringing dogs to campus this week and next to help students take a break from the stress of studying for and taking semester exams.
Jacqueline Frank is the Renne Library commons assistant who started the "Paws to de-Stress" program this semester. She says research shows that animals can help reduce stress and lower blood pressure.
Frank says over a two-hour period on Thursday afternoon, 261 people stopped by to meet Ellie, a 6-year-old golden retriever and Sophie, a 4-year-old Maltese.
Sophomore Rebecca Johnson from Ferndale, Wash., said: "This is the best idea ever."
Butte sophomore Kaitlyn Okrush agreed, noting she has an organic chemistry final on Monday.
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