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Puppies provide stress relief to GPRC students

To the delight of stressed out Grande Prairie Rregional College students, some puppies from the SPCA will be making a visit to campus next week. Next Wednesday, between 11 and 1, shelter dogs will be taking over a classroom at the college where students can drop in to play with the furry critters. Student Wellness Coordinator Joel Thibault says puppy day works wonders on students feeling bogged down by exam pressure.

“For days like this during the exams, where everything just kind of comes crashing down at once, students are able to see these dogs, and just take a few minutes out of their day in order to kind of let that be forgotten about for just a brief moment.”

Thibault says puppy day is equally beneficial for the SPCA dogs, who have an opportunity socialization, which helps in the adoption process.


Photo Courtesy GPRC Student Wellness

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