Pause for Paws: “Best Day Ever”

More than a dozen dogs visited campus for the semester’s first Pause for Paws, an event that invites faculty and staff to bring their fun-loving dogs to campus to visit with students. Overheard from multiple students: “This is the best day ever!”

Brenda Lederach, Lecturer in the Psychology Department, coordinated the first pup-person get-together in 2012 after the idea was brought to her by Dean Terry Winegar. The event keeps students from missing their own beloved pets back home and also acts as a stress reducer.

Normally the event is scheduled to be held on the first Friday of each month on Olin Plaza (weather permitting), but since there are five Fridays in October—and one of them is Halloween—Pause for Paws will be held twice that month. First on Oct. 3 and again on Oct. 31, for the second annual Halloween Dog Costume Contest. All dogs are welcome, with or without a costume.

2 thoughts on “Pause for Paws: “Best Day Ever”

  1. What a great day for the pups & all of the students!!!!!! Bear, I’m so proud of you & your Mum Missy!!!!!!!!!!

  2. While it is nice that Ms. Lederach gives me credit for this event, my telling of its history is that I borrowed the idea, mentioned it to Professor Scudera, who passed in on to the Wellness SPINT house, which led to Ms. Lederach’s ongoing organization. So clearly a community event as its history and these pictures make so clear.

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