BSN Program Director Joanne Watson eagerly greets Gus all through his to start with visit to the WVU Faculty of Nursing.
The most recent member of the WVU University of Nursing spouse and children, Gus, is a light giant. Weighing in at 125 lbs . (and counting), the 10-month-old Terrific Dane pup is nicely on his way to getting a treatment pet by means of the Hearts of Gold Company Pet dog software.
Partnering with the Faculty of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and Interdisciplinary Curriculum of West Virginia College, the Hearts of Gold software presents university courses in service pet dog coaching, is acquiring exploration routines and gives several other services to the local community.
Gus’s human, Cathy Camden, a senior academic advisor with the WVU School of Nursing, has always been passionate about schooling and handling a remedy pet dog.
“I earlier owned a remedy dog that I took to hospitals, nursing residences and other situations,” Camden reported. “The pleasure that arrived from those people visits was proof of how strong and uplifting a ‘wet nose’ can be for other folks. I fell in like with this variety of provider and as extended as I have labored below, I have desired to present a treatment canine for our university.”
Gus has currently built a pair preliminary visits to pupils, college and staff members on the College of Nursing flooring, giving alternatives for pets, puppy cuddles and kisses (and a bit of drool together the way). He was eagerly welcomed into the spouse and children with an abundance of head scratches and treats.
Gus will have regular traveling to several hours in Camden’s place of work (which will be shared in the coming weeks), and he will be invited to sure classrooms and pursuits to help users of the University of Nursing choose a second to unwind and destress.
“Not all canines have the ‘IT’ aspect for this form of operate, but soon following receiving Gus as a dog, I could see he experienced the making of a great remedy pet dog!” Camden reported. “It thrills me to be equipped to deliver this service to our college students and college due to the fact I know firsthand the distinction a canine can make in someone’s mood and everyday living.”