Yesterday we brought eight athletes down to the University of Minnesota, Duluth campus for the monthly PAWS event. UMD PAWS is a program designed to lower stress levels in students and faculty by bringing animals on campus once a month. In a two hour period we had about 200 students come out take pictures, selfies, a little “baby talk”, and give some scratches. The students had some great questions and we talked a little bit about the difference between sprint mushing and distance mushing as far as the types of dogs, equipment, training, and racing.
The dogs were soaking up all the attention on a sunny March day, great weather for this months event. We look forward to participating again next year maybe we will bring more dogs!
Here are some photos from the event.
The program is sponsored by:
UMD Employee Wellness Program
UMD Health Services
Kathryn A. Martin Library