This is a stressful time of year and all the pressure of the holidays is not lost on children.
Dogs on campus have been helping UBCO students take a break from the stress of school and home-sickness for a couple of years now.
The Building Academic Retention Through K-9s, or B.A.R.K. program, is part of an ongoing study into dog therapy at the university.
Now that therapy has moved beyond the university campus to the open arms of children at Kelowna’s Watson Elementary School.