Pet Hugs Program

Pet Hugs brings therapy dogs to the UC Berkeley campus to positively impact mood, reduce stress, and create connections.

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 2024 Pet Hugs events are from 12-1 pm at the Moffitt Library East / upper entrance. 

  • Wednesday, September 4, 2024
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2024
  • Wednesday, November 6, 2024

For more events:

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