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Riley relieves stress for students in Melbourne Law School

Riley relieves stress for students in Melbourne Law School

Melbourne Law School is set to greet a very special new resident. Riley, coined “The Juris Dogtor” is a certified therapy dog who will begin his position at the Law School tomorrow.

A first for the Law School, the four-legged therapist is provided by non-profit group Delta Society Australia, which promotes the benefits of animal-assisted therapy to help alleviate stress.

Students and staff will soon grow accustomed to the sight of the standard size poodle and his owner, Cameron, as the wellness pilot project runs over six weeks with the possibility of extending to the remainder of the year, subject to support.

Coordinator of the program, Kelly McDermott, says that wellness literature shows that therapy animals assist greatly with stress, anxiety and depression.

“A therapy dog's primary job is to encourage people to make contact with it and enjoy patting and playing with a happy and social animal,” says Kelly.

“I am hoping that the introduction of Riley as a therapy dog may provide additional support to our students in an innovative way by just enjoying a break with a furry friend from the rigours of studying law.”

Riley has expressed delight at his new responsibility as Juris Dogtor and encourages everyone to take some time out from their studies and come and say hello.

“I’ve heard that studying law can be ruff, so if you are feeling stressed out and under pressure, it’s definitely time to paws for a moment,” says Riley.

Delta Society Australia is a registered Australian charity that began in 1997 and aims to advance human health and wellbeing through positive interactions with animals. Volunteers and their dogs visit hospitals, care facilities and schools across Australia.

The Juris Dogtor will visit the Law School every Thursday between 11.30 – 12.30pm.

Watch MLS Facebook to follow the Juris Dogtor’s whereabouts and adventures at the Law School.

Sammy making a Difference in Devonport

07.07.2014 - Sammy making a Difference in Devonport

Sammy is a rescue dog from Devonport who is now giving back to his community. To read more about Sammy check out our Dogs That Make A Difference Book. You can also read more as he appears in the Examiner.

$10,000 from Dick Smith Foods

01.07.2014 - $10,000 from Dick Smith Foods

It is with great excitement that we announce that Delta Society has received $10,000 from the Dick Smith Foods Foundation.

We would like to thank all of our wonderful supporters who took the time to take photos and send them in just like this one.

These much needed funds will go to recruiting, assessing and training new volunteer teams to join our Therapy Dogs Program.

Fifi signing books in Scone

03.06.2014 - Fifi signing books in Scone

What a wonderful surprise for residents and visitors to Strathearn Village in Scone when Fifi and her sidekick Roberto spent a morning signing the Dogs That Make A Difference Book.

A Dog Making a Difference in Nowra

29.05.2014 - A Dog Making a Difference in Nowra

Aubrey is a hit at DeanSwift Book Store, Nowra - for the launch of Dogs that Make A Difference

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