pet therapy

Photo Essay: Therapy Dogs Provide Support At Airport

Dec 14, 2017
Alexis Harris

Paws 4 Passengers is a non-profit organization that uses nationally registered therapy dogs to comfort the traveling public and employees at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport in Reno. They will be volunteering often during the busy holiday season as the airport will be packed with busy and anxious visitors.

Anh Gray

One out of five students at the University of Nevada, Reno hails from the Las Vegas area. The recent mass shooting has left many students anxious and sad. Reno Public Radio Anh Gray reports that a campus pet therapy program is offering a bit of solace.

Campus Canines Alleviate Stressed Out Students

Nov 3, 2015
Julia Ritchey

KUNR is exploring mental health issues among young people in our community, and we start at college, where many counselors are seeing a rise self-reported anxiety and depression among students. As Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey reports, some campuses, like the University of Nevada, Reno, are now turning to pet therapy as a way to help students cope with the emotional highs and lows of academic life.

The University of Nevada, Reno's library is usually a quiet sanctuary for students cramming for mid-terms, but not right now ... because right now, there are cute dogs everywhere.