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Therapy dogs to the rescue!

woman with blue shirt pets brown dog laying on floor

Justin Lee

May 9, 2018

Students and staff members gather around different types of therapy dogs, greyhound, german shepherd, pitbull and chihuahua mix, and poodle, as they were brought into a shaded area. The dogs are part of a nonprofit organization called Love on a Leash, who are dedicated to bringing happiness and comfort to people nationwide. They...

Therapy dogs used to rescue stress with midterms on mind

Woman shakes hands with German Shepard

Nicollette Ashtiani

March 15, 2016

Wagging tails and dozens of nuzzles overwhelmed the Oasis Wellness Center today when dogs visited students to offer a break from their "ruff" studies and "lab reports" for the midterms this week. Students crowded around the various types of therapy dogs, a golden tetriever, yellow labrador, schnoodle...

First dog in K-9 unit no longer with us

(Photo courtesy of CSUN Department of Police Services)

Jamie Perez

February 4, 2015

After nine years of providing the CSUN campus with public safety services, the first dog in the K-9 police program passed away on December 29, 2014. The full-bred German shepherd, Briska, was an immediate hit on campus when she first started serving in February 2005, alongside Officer Ray Gonzale...

CSUN alumni share documentary at Cinematheque Theater

Katie Donahue

November 21, 2010

Two CSUN alumni presented their documentary films Friday night in the CSUN Cinematheque. Kate Ryan and Paul Laverack are both 2007 graduates of the Cinema and Television Arts (CTVA) program. Laverack’s documentary, “Survive the Night,” chronicled the experience of CSUN students as they spe...

Fundraiser for police K-9 unit held at Maria’s Italian Kitchen

Antoine Abou-Diwan

October 14, 2010

Maria’s Italian Kitchen is hosting a fundraiser today to benefit CSUN’s Department of Police Services K-9 unit. The restaurant will donate 15 percent of sales from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Proceeds from the fundraiser will offset the costs of the dogs, said Capt. Alfredo Fernandez. “Money...

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