Alfie is our dedicated PAWS Officer in our Student Services team.
A pet therapy initiative to relieve stress
Research has shown that pet therapy reduces the stress hormone Cortisol in the body and thus relieves stress
We will bring our therapy dog Alfie to campus each week and have organized interaction sessions with the students in the student union rec room.
Alfie is a 9-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel belonging to Maura (the college nurse). He is a beloved family pet and a therapy dog with the Irish Therapy Dog Association. He is very quiet and calm dog and spends most of his time sleeping but he loves cuddles and ear rubs. Maura will be present with Alfie at all times in a controlled environment.