6 reasons not to miss the annual Pet Therapy event

Therapy dogs will help transform the Campus Center Atrium into a stress-free zone Friday, Dec. 7.

For the fifth year in a row, Love on a Leash, a nonprofit organization that provides emotional support to individuals and groups through its members' personal pets, will bring mellow canine companions for a two-hour visit to help students alleviate stress over final exams.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., any IUPUI student with a valid CrimsonCard can have the opportunity to pet and play with any of the visiting animals.

Here are a just a few reasons why you should stop by and see these adorable pups at IUPUI's annual Pet Therapy event:

1. You may see dogs showing their holiday cheer.

A therapy dog wearing a Christmas headbandView print quality image

2. There will be some dogs who will want you to hold their paw.

A therapy dog who has put his paw in a student's hand.View print quality image

3. You can take a selfie with them.

A person uses a smartphone to take a picture of a therapy dog.View print quality image

4. They'll give you free hugs.

A student hugs a therapy dog that is standing on its hind legs.View print quality image

5. They'll make you smile.

Closeup of a little black-and-white dog with its tongue hanging outView print quality image

6. And who knows -- you may even see a cat dressed like Santa!

A cat dressed in a Santa costumeView print quality image

All photos by Liz Kaye, Indiana University