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PALS Program

"Pet Away Life Stress"

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Students love our  PALS Program:   Pet  Away  Life  Stress! Through Animal Assisted interactions, the PALS program offers an opportunity for stress reduction for our student community. Animal Assisted interactions are consistently shown to decrease anxiety and feelings of self-reported loneliness. Animal Assisted interactions have also been shown to reduce blood pressure, lower heart rate, and reduce stress hormones in their human friends.

Check out our virtual PALS program!!

We would also like to thank our community partners who share their furry friends:  Partners in Restorative Animal Assisted Therapy (PRAAT)

If you are interested in organizing a PALS Event, please contact Jennifer Penn, LCSW at

If you have questions about this program, please contact us at (631) 632-6720.