College Offers 'Puppy Room' to Stressed-Out Students: Does Playing With Puppies Relieve Stress?

AdriHead 2012/12/05 00:22:32
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Stressed out during finals? Not a problem -- if you go to school at Dalhousie University in Canada, that is. During its finals week, the college is becoming paw-friendly, which means it's opening up a "puppy room" on campus and allowing stressed-out students to take five during studying and go play with a pup!

Pets are proven to lower blood pressure and stress, so we think it's a pretty brilliant idea and one that other campuses -- we're looking at you, America -- should consider. Do you think a puppy room on campus is a smart idea? Does playing with puppies really relieve that much stress?

University students are well versed in coming up with ways to cope with the stress of college life. But some students at a college in Canada have started a new trend that is family-friendly, opening a puppy room for students during finals week.
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  • Vitalani 2012/12/31 08:34:03
    There is no debate here. Spending time with pets lowers blood pressure and relaxes the majority of people. It just does.
  • Nicole 2012/12/20 00:49:01
  • sneekyfoot 2012/12/19 17:25:34
    we had a dog in our missle silo
  • Jade 2012/12/19 13:39:36
    i think it does. . . happiness relieves stress.
  • Kookieless The Sexy Nihilis... 2012/12/19 11:08:34
  • Nichole 2012/12/19 05:30:15
    I love being able to just love on my dog when I'm stressed out. She's always there for me, just cuddling up to my side on the couch when I need to relax.

    So, I'd say that yes, dogs help relieve stress.
  • Marty 2012/12/19 05:20:10 (edited)
    You tend to relax and forget everything playing with the cute little things......as long as they don't pee on you....lol.
  • NumberOneOtakuLove 2012/12/19 05:03:23
    Dogs tend to stress me out. I don't mind kittens though.
  • Keely T.B. 2012/12/19 04:48:50
    Keely T.B.
    i would love that so much... i love puppies
  • Mike 2012/12/19 04:35:09
    For me, they would cause my stress level to shoot way up!
  • addie 2012/12/08 01:50:28
    No, they make you feel worse! Of course they relieve stress, sheesh!!
  • Sheled Umlal 2012/12/07 21:38:37
    Sheled Umlal
    Playing with Tabbies on the other paw...
  • Died 2012/12/07 19:11:19
  • I am the Don Dada 2012/12/07 17:14:44 (edited)
    I am the Don Dada
    More so than cats. I'd rather kick a cat than have one as a pet. I don't mind visiting friends with cats.. but I prefer dogs.
  • HiYa 2012/12/07 17:10:22
    I think this is a great idea!
  • rickky-tickky-tick-tock 2012/12/07 16:29:31
    I am so de-stressed ....I played with my puppy last night....feel wonderful now!
  • ishiqa2426 2012/12/07 11:29:05
    theyre just so cute ^_^
  • DDogbreath 2012/12/07 10:13:25
    Playing with any dog relieves stress unless the dog plays better than you do.
    Here's my dog at practice.

  • CAptain Morgan 2012/12/07 08:28:19
    CAptain Morgan
    whats next a get high on weed room? ,if you want to relieve some stress make the time to get a good night sleep or some Epic extra curricular activities with your significant other in the privacy of your home.
  • Lucy Kr... CAptain... 2012/12/07 14:32:12
    Lucy Krueger
    A Weed Room wouldn't be a bad idea.
  • Jack the Dude 2012/12/07 04:45:43
    Jack the Dude
    This also does.......
  • Lucy Kr... Jack th... 2012/12/07 14:32:44
    Lucy Krueger
    Imagine a Puppy AND Weed Room.
  • Jack th... Lucy Kr... 2012/12/08 03:23:48
    Jack the Dude
  • Erinite 2012/12/07 03:03:12
    High schools, hospitals, and elderly care homes should offer this service. Anywhere people are stressed or need some happiness, the cure could easily be puppies or kittens.
  • happyman 2012/12/07 02:06:23
    What will you be able to do with a BS in puppy? LOL
  • Zolfie™ 2012/12/07 01:20:14
    That sounds like a TON of fun :D
  • Gin 2012/12/06 23:50:29
    i went with my drummer to his university just to pet the puppy ;)
  • Bite my shiny metal ass 2012/12/06 23:45:29
    Bite my shiny metal ass
    Great idea
  • David (oYo) 2012/12/06 23:32:54
  • El Prez 2012/12/06 23:11:34
    El Prez
    Dogs, in general, relieve stress! Unless a pack is chasing you, then they produce stress!!
  • Kevin 2012/12/06 22:52:02
    We have a couple of Pugs that we take into a rest home on a regular basis. We walk them up and down the hallway and they have to sniff and snort in each room. Their treated like rock-stars as soon as we come through the doors. They get stroked from almost every patient followed with huge smiles with old teeth. We had to promise the old lady in room ##38 that we would bring the pugs to her room every time they come. One old man insists that they are his dog named Daisy and I am Jeff. It doesn't that much to bring a lot of joy into people's lives and a small dog is a good way to do it. <{-_-}>
  • ladyvoldemort 2012/12/06 18:21:38
    There's one college in my state where some of of the faculty occasionally bring their dogs to work and students can play with them. It also helps students who are missing their pets back at home.
  • S Perkins 2012/12/06 18:18:07
  • 00P 2012/12/06 17:59:23
    They say stroking a pet can add years to your life.
  • Bibliophilic 2012/12/06 17:28:21 (edited)
    Where is the kitten room?!

  • Daniel 2012/12/06 17:14:19
    Those kids are in a world of S..T if they can't handle that stress. Wait till they actually have things to worry about.
  • Vitalani Daniel 2012/12/31 08:39:54 (edited)
    Everyone I've ever met says college was the most stressful time of their lives. Also, at my college, we have an entire veterans counseling department. Just because a person is in college doesn't mean they haven't dealt with real issues. The oldest student t my school is a grandfather (71 and a veteran) and the school's daycare is completely full. College students are not just angst ridden kids who's lives are perfect. Students are parents, veterans, senior citizens, ex-cons, returning professionals, and all sorts of other things.....Hell, my father has been a reporter with a front page column for his entire career and returned to college a few years ago. I'm sure he would have benefited from a puppy or two.
  • Daniel Vitalani 2013/01/01 14:14:36
    I decided not to come on this site anymore because I get so upset. All these people you've listed are people milking our system and destroying our country. People like Fluke milking our system as her career. he's not trying to get a career, she's a career student. My ex is 43 and still in school. Next week she gets her thousands and pays off her new truck. I'm an ex con and know how they milk the system. Get free money for school and government checks for SSI because they're heroine junkies who have to take Methadone. My brother who I love milks the system and thinks they should give more to education. Easy to say when you don't pay a dime in taxes. I told him to take a hundred dollars down on Friday and I'll pay a little more. I pay $900 a month in taxes. Most of the people you listed above don't pay a dime. I don't feel like paying for puppies.
  • Vitalani Daniel 2013/01/02 02:11:54
    ....you think senior citizens, soldiers, parents, successful business professionals and college students are all, 100% of the time, milking the system? That is probably one of the most offensive things I've heard all day.

    Dude, what the hell are you talking about?? This question is about PUPPIES and you're stuck people getting free money? YOU wouldn't be paying for a damn thing. You clearly have some issues with yourself and the people you associate with that are bleeding through onto this site. Just because you and people you know take advantage doesn't mean everyone else does. Honestly, I can't think of anywhere else any of what you just said came from, it's like you made up an entire argument that has nothing to do with anything for no reason.
  • Daniel Vitalani 2013/01/02 10:27:18
    Dude, did I say that? Sorry that you're offended by facts. It makes me sick to know for a fact 1000's are sucking us dry. Never said everyone, just that Education needs to be cut. Let them have less spending money so they'll give it to those that really need it. Don't even know why you through the military in there.

    I don't associate with people like that, I didn't say everybody ever. Yes someone's paying for the puppy room. Not only the room but the cost of feeding it. You figure the food, shots, licenses. let's just say to feed all the puppies in the school are about $100 dollars a week which is nothing in your mind, but $5,200 in mine. Then if only a thousand schools did it, they'd only be sucking the tax payers dry for a small little $5,200,000.00. Creating future stress for the generations to come who have to pay for this debt the puppies create.

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