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Delphie Backs, a junior applied developmental psychology major, adopted her cat Olaf, a 2-year-old white short-hair, from the Beaver Humane Society last year.

Pitt pet owners share advice, love for animal companions

By Diana Velasquez, Culture Editor November 9, 2021
Having a pet is, to no one’s surprise, a huge undertaking — especially as a college student. Delphie Backs, a junior applied developmental psychology major, adopted her cat Olaf, a two-year-old white short-hair, from the Beaver County Humane Society last year.
Kenzo (pictured) is being trained by senior psychology and history double major Lily Swanson to become a service dog.

Service puppy raisers navigate training dogs during pandemic

By Elizabeth Primrose, Staff Writer January 27, 2021
Lily Swanson got a new best friend at the start of the pandemic — a half-lab, half-golden retriever puppy named Kenzo. Swanson has raised Kenzo since March through [email protected], a student organization dedicated to raising service dogs.
Columnist Anne-Marie Yurik poses with her dog, Texas Ted.

Satire | Dispatches from a South Oakland dog

By Anne Marie Yurik, Staff Columnist September 13, 2020
Read about the South Oakland adventures of your soon-to-be favorite 12-pound pooch, Ted, as he takes on the mean streets of Pittsburgh.
Alex’s yellow lab, Wrecks Goliath, lies in a mud puddle.

April Fools edition | What my dog recommends doing during quarantine

By Alex Dolinger, Staff Columnist March 31, 2020
These are exciting times. There’s one riveting event after another these days, and I’m here to share some things you can do to have a life as exciting as dear, sweet Wrecks. 
Opinion | Students leave gift of stress management unopened

Opinion | Students leave gift of stress management unopened

By Julia Kreutzer, For The Pitt News December 9, 2018

The Cathedral commons and dorm rooms are filled with Christmas trees, Hanukkah menorahs and dazzling twinkle lights, but students must survive finals week before they can truly “Deck the Halls.” During...

Sophomore studio arts major Ruth-Riley Collins poses her dog Rigsby for a photo on a sunny day in Schenley Plaza.

Students’ lovable pet companions: A hassle and a help

By Emma Maurice and Maggie Medoff November 15, 2018
Finding the apartment with the right number of bedrooms and fits into a your budget is hard enough — but adding pets into the mix makes it even harder.
“Isle of Dogs. (Fox Searchlight/TNS)

Isle of Dogs delights with animation, disappoints with representation

By Vikram Sundar | Staff Writer April 11, 2018

Wes Anderson has once again proven himself to be one of the most visually innovative auteurs in cinema with his latest film, “Isle of Dogs.” Set in a futuristic Japan, “Isle of Dogs” tells the...

Claire Ozoleks therapy dog, Lexi, provides her with psychiatric and mobile assistance. (Photo by Roger Tu | Staff Photographer)

Service dogs help students succeed

By Nina Kneuer | For The Pitt News September 25, 2017

Claire Ozolek’s best friend, Lexi, has big eyes and a hard-working disposition. She also has a tail and four legs and works as Ozolek’s service dog. “I mean it sounds cliche, but she is really...

Fifth-year Pitt student Georgia Vidal pets her cat, Winston, on the windowsill of her Bates Street house. (Photo by Jordan Mondell | Contributing Editor)

Pets of Pitt: students find furry friends on campus

By Prachi Patel / Staff Writer July 3, 2017

Winston prowls around a house on Bates Street — meowing, knocking things over with his black-and-white paws and chewing on the mail. For Georgia Vidal, a college student with a limited budget, housing...

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