Barnaby the therapy dog helps York University students de-stress
The border collie has grown up on campus where his owner is a staff member
York University now has it's very own therapy dog to help students unwind as they enter the last stretch of their year-end semester and get ready to face final exams, projects and presentations,
His owner, Tammy Douglas, works at the university as a residence coordinator. She's had him since he was a puppy.
"He loves meeting new people on campus. That's one of his favourite things to do," Douglas said. "When I say, 'Do you want to go say hi?' he gets really excited."
Barnaby has grown up on campus and is already popular among students and staff, many of whom say petting him is a great way to relieve stress.
Douglas says Barnaby began the process after one of her colleagues suggested York University get its very own in-house therapy dog.
'We thought he'd be a good candidate, Douglas said.
"He's my own personal therapy dog, too. He seems to know when you're having an off day and he's extra attentive."