dog-on-white-bkgrdChapman University students studying for finals got a chance to pause for some quick stress relief offered by a few huggable dogs brought in by a campus mental health group.

Nearly 300 students showed up Wednesday for the two-hour Furry Friends for Finals, hosted for the second year by the campus club Active Minds, which promotes mental-health awareness.

Eight different dogs, including a Labrador, a French bulldog and a Shetland sheepdog were supplied by the animal therapy group, BARK, (Beach Animals Reading with Kids).

A school therapist said the animals would help relieve anxiety. “It’s really therapeutic to pet a dog and relax, especially during finals.”

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