Great news from the Miami Herald: Yes,students, you may bring a pet to live with you.
Why? Because of this:
Dogs have long been recognized for soothing anxiety, lowering blood pressure and boosting emotional connections. A 2005 study conducted at UCLA Medical Center found that when teams of volunteers and trained therapy dogs visited 76 hospitalized heart failure patients, the patients’ anxiety scores dropped 24 percent. For those who had a visit from a volunteer without a dog, the scores dropped only 10 percent. Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/living/health-fitness/article64676597.html#storylink=cpy
I'm a big proponent of allowing pets just about everywhere. Yes, within reason. I love that this college in Miami (Johnson & Wales University) opened its doors to pets in a student residence. It's primarily for emotional support, I guess. Which is progress. I wish I'd had this option way back when... I am not even going to tell you what that means...just know it was in the last century. LOL
The video demonstrates the power of pets to calm us and help us through the day's trials and tribulations. Not just dogs, by the way. Cats and any other creature that touches your heart. I thank Meta Viers for sharing this with me via BlogPaws.