Puppy preparation: Finn comes to campus for finals


Karen Rasmussen

Finn is a unique breed of Australian Labradoodle: both hypoallergenic and trained to work with adolescents.

Upper school students are invited to interact with a therapy dog while on campus for finals.

Finn is a 3-year-old Australian Labradoodle, which is a different breed than a Labradoodle or Goldendoodle. This breed is hypoallergenic and has been carefully bred for temperament as a therapy dog. Australian Labradoodles are known for being intuitive, intelligent, as well as having a love for human interactions.

Director for K-12 Center for Learning and Teaching Karen Rassmussen  said that “Finn has all these qualities and more.”

The duo completed an official training and certification program that registered Finn as a therapy dog. He has been trained to work with children and adolescents in schools to promote social-emotional wellness and increase academic achievement.

Stop by the fourth floor of Old Main (5414), where Finn welcomes visits from two to three students at a time. Social distancing guidelines will be honored:

Today: 7:45-9:45 and from 12:30-3:30

Friday: 7:45-8:30, 10:15-11:00, and 1:30-3:30

Monday: 7:45-10:00 and 12:30-3:30

Tuesday: 7:45- 10:00 and 12:30-3:30