The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

A recently fired therapy dog who said his life is now “without purpose.” He wishes to remain anonymous.

April Fools Edition | Oakland Critters replace therapy dogs in mass firing

By Colm Slevin, Senior Staff Writer April 1, 2022
Pitt fired all the dogs in the Therapy Dog Tuesday program on Friday. Faced with budget issues, Pitt made the decision to replace the trained therapy dogs with stray animals from South Oakland.
A student pets Polli, Arleen Salernos 5-year-old golden retriever.

‘Made for this’: Therapy Dog Tuesdays bring joy, relieve stress for students

By Allison Radziwon, Senior Staff Writer March 29, 2022
Therapy dogs visit the Cathedral’s first floor every Tuesday to help students destress.
Satire | Nine problems therapy dogs can’t fix

Satire | Nine problems therapy dogs can’t fix

By Alex Dolinger, Staff Columnist August 20, 2020
This is shaping up to be an anxiety-inducing school year, and without our furry friends to give us their silent yet transcendent wisdom, we are essentially raw-dogging it through a year when we need dogs most.
Chance licks his owner after passing the therapy dog certification test Aug. 11. (Photo by Anne Amundson | Staff Photographer)

Therapy dogs bring contentment and comfort to campus

By Kieran Mclean, Staff Writer August 20, 2018
Marsha Robbins' therapy dog program has been bringing calming canines to Pitt for years.
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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