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UNM students cuddle with canines to destress from finals

Eddie Garcia
April 21, 2017 08:10 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Amid the chaos of finals on campus, University of New Mexico students and faculty got to take a break from the stress by cuddling with a canine.

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"This is helping with all the stress because finals are … woo, I barely sleep," Isayah Smith said.

They're even helping some ponder the big questions.

"It makes me actually think about my major and what I want to do with my life," Julianna Martinez said.

For others, playing with the pups rekindles the comforts of home.

"It's great because my parents are actually out of state, so it's just nice to come here and see dogs that are like my dog, because I miss my dog so much," Ty Longmire-Monford said.

As relaxed as they look, the dogs are actually working hard - all of them are part of the Southwest Canine Corps.

"They're all registered therapy dogs that go through training and most of them are rescue dogs that people have adopted," organizer Nancy Bennett said.

It's a dog's life on campus -- in good way.

"This is definitely a great way to de-stress, we get to cuddle some canines - basically all I could ever want right now," Maia Mason said.

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