Pete's Pet Posse, OSU's Pet Therapy Program, was established as a wellness program in 2013 and soon expanded (Fall 2015) to include OSU-Tulsa and the OSU Center for Health Sciences.
Once accepted into the program, animals complete extensive training so they can make regular visits to individuals and special appearances on campus. The dogs provide an additional wellness benefit to faculty, staff, students, and even visitors.
The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine oversees the wellness care of the animals and ensures the animals are maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Pet owners are OSU employees and others affiliated with the university, who care for their pets at home.
The program is a cooperative effort of the President's Office, OSU College of Veterinary Medicine, OSU Veterinary Medical Hospital, University Counseling, Human Resources, and the Employee Assistance Program.
Pete’s Pet Posse was created to positively enhance physical and emotional health, and contribute to the success of being America's HEALTHIEST Campus®.