March 21 - April 8:
Use #SFUpuppies to enter our contest & for photos/updates!

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Let’s face it; school can be stressful for everyone. That’s why we created Puppy Therapy, so you can relax, have fun, de-stress, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to hang out with puppies! So come on down and hang out with a puppy. Check out the Puppy Therapy gallery below and be sure to check back frequently for updates.

#SFUpuppies Contest Details 

It’s simple. Come to any of the Puppy Therapy events between March 21 – April 8 (dates and locations above):

  1. Take a photo of your Puppy Therapy experience (could be a photo of you and/or a puppy).
  2. Share your Puppy Therapy experience to Facebook or Twitter using hashtag #SFUpuppies to be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift card to SFU Bookstores!
  3. Follow Health & Counselling's Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates on the lucky winner.

Win a $50 Gift Card to the Bookstores!

Use the hashtag #SFUpuppies and follow the contest details to the left for a chance to win!


How it all started:

It all started one day when Maya, a Belgian Shepherd, showed up to work for some puppy therapy. Maya was an instant star and the idea was such a huge hit with students, staff and faculty, that Puppy Therapy was born. Puppy Therapy has since provided students, faculty & staff with an opportunity to de-stress from school and life’s many stressors while bringing smiles, laughter and joy to everyone who has participated. Puppy Therapy truly is an event for everyone.

Puppy Therapy Partners


Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) have been generous in their participation each semester with their puppies in training. PADS' mission is to breed, raise, train, and place assistance dogs for persons with physical disabilities, deaf or hard-of-hearing. These dogs provide their partners with an increased level of independence and enhanced quality of life. Our puppy therapy sessions also assist the dogs in their training of socialization. 

Do you LOVE having puppy therapy?

Help support PADS by donating to their organization. Help us reach our goal and have an SFU-sponsored puppy. You could name it, too! Tweet name suggestions to @PADSdogs and #sfupuppies. Donate here. 


The Trained Pup joined the Puppy Therapy family in 2015 and we are excited to have them participate. Trained Pups is committed to matching good people with great puppies. They love all canine companions, and they know that all puppies are lovable.


Follow on Instagram: @TheTrainedPup

Follow on Twitter: @TheTrainedPup

What do you think of puppy therapy? 

Share your thoughts about puppy therapy and why it matters to you! Your feedback will help us continue the program and continue to improve it.