Feature Photo: K-9 College
Pictured: Stephens student Katie Wilbur with a canine friend.
K-9 College, a new doggie daycare, recently opened its doors to student pet owners on the Stephens College campus. The College was among the first to allow pets in its residence halls. The program has grown from its original seven pet owners in Fall 2004 to 60 students and their pets including dogs, cats, rabbits and birds!
Stephens students took the initiative to create and implement the daycare on campus, which is run by student volunteers. K-9 College provides students a fun and safe place to leave their pets while they attend classes during the day.
“I hope the dogs will have lots of fun and be worn out at the end of the day when students need to do homework and study,” says Stephens freshman Amy Ramatowski, an Entrepreneurship and Business Management major.
Students also recently created a new student organization
called the Pet Owners Association, which joins together pet owners and
lovers alike. Future plans for the pet organization include a charity
“Doggie Wears Pawda” fashion show that will raise funds
in part for a local humane society.
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