A great idea to adopt out dogs

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  1. Cardi4851

    Cardi4851 New Member

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    I thought this was an awesome idea: Indiana University apparently has the humane society come and bring a bunch of adoptable dogs. During finals week you "rent" a dog for a short amount of time (I think it was 20-30 minutes) for a $5 donation. I thought it was a great idea to help reduce the stress of students while at the same time socializing a bunch of dogs and maybe even adopting out a few.
     
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    I love when local humane societies/shelters use college campuses to socialize and work with dogs..it really is a great resource of kids willing to help and who are still just young enough to be MORE THAN HAPPY to squee at cute dogs and cats lol :)

    My school has therapy dogs come in and hang out in the library to de-stress us, it's fun and the dogs get a "day off" lol so to speak.
    They used to use rescue dogs but from what I hear someone got bit and there was a whole issue :/ so now only certified therapy dogs come.
     
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    My "therapy dog group" (really just social visits, there's no official certification involved) goes to a few local college campuses during finals week. It's VERY popular! Free of charge though, and with dogs that are obviously well vetted amongst people.
     
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    good idea :) The rescue that I've worked with has had several "puppy days" at local universities during exam weeks. It's been a great way for them to gain some publicity and give the students a dog fix. Not sure if they fund raise while they're there, but either way it's a win-win situation!
     
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    The shelter doing this, Bloomington Animal Care and Control, is the one my Maggie came from! They are awesome *and* they are an open admission animal control facility, which I always think is even more impressive. :D
     
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    ThoseWordsAtBest Wu-Tang Steph

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    We do that at my work. Rent-a-pup. Same deal, half an hour for five bucks. We also have a program through a local college where students in a class involving behavior come and clicker train dogs at the shelter and post on their kennel cards things they have learned.
     
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    I think that's an awesome idea. ^^

    Although I couldn't stand having to worry about a puppy during finals week. ROFL

    I don't think we have a rent-a-puppy program, but we (aka, Purdue) does do this. There are also many active student organizations that volunteer with the shelter on a weekly basis.
     
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    It's a really great program WHEN we get in people who understand how to use the **** clicker. XD There have been a few people that are just standing and wildly clicking at a dog and sometimes treating during the wild clicking. The teachers are really great and we've had a lot of really great students. It's ESPECIALLY helpful when we have young dogs around a year old that have no leash manners and are jumping/mouthy. A couple months ago one of the students even adopted one of our long timers she had been working with.
     

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