Event Recap: Therapy Dogs Visit ACC

Megan Langley

On Tuesday, March 3, therapy dogs made a return to the Littleton Campus of Arapahoe Community College (ACC). The college partnered with Denver Pet Partners, a nonprofit organization that provides animal-assisted intervention.

Five different dogs – whose names are Ollie, Tucker, Cooper, Tino, and Clay – visited the students. 

“We’ve been with Denver Pet Partners for the last couple years and they’ve been wonderful to work with. They bring great dogs and great handlers,” says Lisa Chestnut, the director of the Library and Learning Commons at ACC. 

Since 2014, a visit from therapy dogs has been a recurring event that takes place once every semester, during finals week at ACC. It is meant to help students de-stress during the chaos of finals season.  

“It is so popular and really helps the students to de-stress petting a cute little puppy. It’s really been a popular event ever since we started it,” Chestnut adds.

More about the Denver Pet Partners, can be found on their website.