Meet Sweet Pea.

She heard that students sometimes get stressed, so she and some therapy-dog friends stopped by Rasmussen Rotunda a few times last semester to let students rub their bellies, scratch their ears, and generally love on them.

The idea for "Pause for Paws" started when Kent Korneisel, spouse of President Isiaah Crawford, noticed that students attending fireside dinners at the president's house would light up at the sight of the couple's two cats. Korneisel worked with the members of Greek life and the local chapter of Therapy Dogs International to launch the series. For students who missed out on the fall visits (or who just need another puppy fix), the dogs will be back in the spring.

 

Pause for Paws Photo Gallery

 

Photos by Sy Bean
Published March 1, 2020