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A little dog therapy goes a long way. (2013). University of British Columbia.  College of Law. Retrieved from

Adamle, K. N., Riley, T. A., & Carlson, T. (2009). Evaluating college student interest in pet therapy. Journal of American College Health, 57(5), 545-548.

Aiken, J. (2012, September 9). Meet Monty. News. Yale Law Library. Retrieved from

Allen, J. E.  (2011, March 24) Checking out Monty: Yale law students can reduce stress with therapy dog. ABC News Medical Unit.  Retrieved from

Bell, A. (2013). Paws for a study break: Running an animal assisted therapy program at the Gerstein Science Centre.  Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research, 8 (1), 1-10.

Biden, A.  (2004) “Who is the four–legged librarian?”: Upland Public Library trains a guide dog. Children & Libraries 2 (2): 44-7.

Bueche, S. (2003) Going to the dogs. Reading Today (Feb/Mar). 20 (4): 46.

Christensen, J. (2013, December 19) Therapy dogs: 'Perfect medicine' to help students survive finals CNN Health. Retrieved from

Cooper, the Countway Library therapy dog.  Countway Library of Medicine. Retrieved from

Francis, A. (2009) The benefits of a therapy dog. Children & Libraries, 7 (2), 50-52.

Hartman, A. (2010, July 15) Good dog. Sit. Listen. American Libraries. Retrieved from

Hughes, K. See Spot read. (2002) Public Libraries. 41 (6): 328-30.

McNutt, R. (2012, Dec 5) Dal goes to the dogs: DSU's ”puppy room” a big hit. Dal News Retrieved from 

Reynolds, J.A. and Rabschutz, L. (2011). Studying for exams just got more relaxing- animal assisted activities at the University of Connecticut Library.  College and University Libraries  359-367.

Therapets aid stressed students. (2013). Therapy Today, 24(4), 5.

Williams, T.  (2011, March 21) For law students with everything: Dog therapy for stress. Retrieved from

Young, J. S. (2012). Pet therapy: Dogs de-stress students. Journal of Christian Nursing, 29(4), 217. doi:10.1097/CNJ.0b013e31826701a7

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Background Readings

Kim, O., Hong, S., Lee, H. A., Chung, Y. H., & Lee, S. J. (2015). Animal Assisted Intervention for Rehabilitation Therapy and Psychotherapy. In Complementary Therapies for the Body, Mind and Soul. InTech.  provides  a good introduction to the history  and use of animal assisted intervention.

Hines, L. M. (2003). Historical perspectives on the human-animal bond. American Behavioral Scientist47(1), 7-15 notes curing powers of ancient Egyptian temple dogs.

Crossman, M. K. (2017). Effects of interactions with animals on human psychological distress. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 73(7), 761-784, provides  summary of the use of human animal-assisted in modern clinical practice.