It’s not unusual to find OSU’s pet therapy animals surrounded by students at the Student Union or trotting across campus, happy to stop and let people pet them. Pete’s Pet Posse’s works to positively enhance physical and emotional health, and contribute to the success of being America’s HEALTHIEST® Campus.
When you support Pet Therapy, you help shape the future for Oklahoma State University. By contributing to the fund(s) below, you make our future brighter orange!
20-81600 - This Operating Funds-Dept / Program Specific fund benefits programs through the General University.
32-22900 - This Operating Funds-Dept / Program Specific fund benefits programs through OSU-Tulsa and the OSU Center for Health Sciences.
Pete’s Pet Posse, OSU’s Pet Therapy Program, was established as a wellness program in Fall 2013. Through a cooperative effort of the President’s Office, OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, OSU Veterinary Medical Hospital, University Counseling, Human Resources, and the Employee Assistance Program, the program has experienced much success. Pete’s Pet Posse’s works to positively enhance physical and emotional health, and contribute to the success of being America’s HEALTHIEST® Campus.
“We have developed robust programs in physical activity and nutrition. Now we are focusing on emotional health. Pete’s Pet Posse is designed to positively impact the entire campus population.”
These animals belong to faculty, staff, and others affiliated with OSU and are not owned by the university. These animals live with their humans full time and make campus a brighter orange each time their furry feet hit the campus. The OSU Foundation even participates; we have a furry friend and their human visit the Monroe location monthly.
Pete’s Pet Posse was expanded to include Pete’s Pet Posse Tulsa at OSU-Tulsa and OSU Center for Health Sciences in 2015.
“As a physician, I know animals play a positive role in people’s health. There is something about animals that make people happier and healthier. We always thought they did, but there is actually scientific research to support that idea.”
To make a donation to Pete’s Pet Posse, which will help offset maintenance and training costs as well as other expenses, contact Mandy Heaps.