Pet Hugs

The Pet Hugs program brings therapy dogs to campus to positively impact mood, reduce stress, and create connection for the entire UC Berkeley community.

In partnership with the Animal Rescue Foundation, UHS coordinates Pet Hugs events at UC Berkeley. It is popular among many campus community members.

We have overheard comments like:

  • "My day just got better."
  • "I've been so stressed out. I feel a lot better now."
  • "I miss my dog so much. I love being able to pet this puppy."

Pet Hug Dates

Fall 2023 events are from 12-1 p.m. at Moffitt Library Upper East Entrance:

If you have any questions about Pet Hugs, please reach out to the UHS Health Promotion Department at