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Tufts resident advisor introduces puppies to stressed students

It looks as though a bunch of students keeping their nose to the grindstone were given a pick-me-up by some adorable, furry creatures. PeoplePets.com reports that co-eds at Tufts University were offered the chance to take a break from the stress of finals week after being visited by a bunch of therapy puppies.

The program was the brainchild of resident director Michael Bliss, who turned to the organization Dog B.O.N.E.S to find the handful of loveable pups.

"Students really love the chance to get away from their books and get rid of some stress for an hour," Bliss told the news outlet. "Many of them are freshman who haven't seen their homes or dogs for a few months. It brings them back to the feeling of home and comfort."

Since the event, other dormitories on the campus have also taken advantage of calming the students with visits from the four-legged creatures as well. It's easy to see why - therapy dogs have shown to help those suffering from anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental issues.

According to its website, Dog B.O.N.E.S, which stands for Dogs Building Opportunities for Nurturing and Emotional Support, was established by Jeanne Brouillette in 2002.
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