Puppy Palooza to bring therapy dogs to campus


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The first ever Puppy Palooza will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Kulhavi Hall classroom 142.

For an admission fee of $3, students will get to interact with therapy dogs, play games, enjoy pizza and refreshments and enter a raffle to win prizes. Proceeds will go to Mount Pleasant’s local Humane Animal Treatment Society.

Although the event is titled Puppy Palooza, the seven dogs scheduled to come are not actual puppies.

"They will not be under six months old so they are not actually puppies, but we hope everyone comes out to support anyway," said sophomore Erica Statly, an organizer for the event.

Statly is one of five RPL 430 students organizing the event as part of a class project. Faculty member Lori Irwin kicked off the spring semester by assigning students to organize an original event to raise money for the charity of their choice.

The group is preparing by purchasing extra supplies, such as refreshments, game accommodations and Polaroid film.

The therapy dogs will be provided by Dog Tales, a charitable organization located in St. Louis, Mich. Dog Tales has provided certified therapy dogs to events at the Charles V. Park Library and residential halls in the past.

“We hope to see everybody there. It’s been getting a lot of publicity which we’re super excited about,” Statly said.

The event is sponsored by the CMU Bookstore, United Apartments, Great Lakes’ Loons, Domino’s Pizza, iHop and Starbucks Coffee.


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