Therapy dogs are trained and socialized to provide comfort to individuals who are ill or experiencing stress. The following article explores therapy dog outreach programs in academic libraries by describing a successful venture at McGill University Library. Background, planning advice, assessment results, and recommendations are presented with an aim to inform those who would like to implement similar programs at their libraries.

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Keywords outreach, public services
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Journal Public Services Quarterly
Lannon, A, & Harrison, P. (Pamela). (2015). Take a Paws: Fostering Student Wellness with a Therapy Dog Program at Your University Library. Public Services Quarterly, 11(1), 13–22. doi:10.1080/15228959.2014.984264