COLLEGE STATION (December 11, 2013) Friendly therapy dogs are helping some university students in Texas deal with the stress of preparing for finals before the winter holiday break.
The nonprofit Aggieland Pets with a Purpose had dogs on hand Tuesday at libraries at Texas A&M University in College Station.
Students at A&M-Corpus Christi ditched their books for a time to play with dogs as part of Paws on the Island.
More than 60 students lined up to participate Tuesday at the Mary and Jeff Bell Library.
Volunteers take their specially trained pets on campus several times a week to help students take a break.
Kit Darling with Aggieland Pets with a Purpose the eyes of students brighten when they see the animals.