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Huge Success at Dogs on Call

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
by Roberto Leon | Marketing & Outreach Intern

two girls with dog


The Allen Centennial Garden has been developing programs to benefit the health and wellness of our community. Sunrise Outdoor Yoga and Morning Tai Chi are two ongoing classes held in the garden. Yesterday the Garden hosted an event for students to help ease some of the back-to-school stress.


Dogs on Call.


Dogs on Call it is a nonprofit organization which provides therapy dogs to many institutions such as hospitals, UW residence halls, and in this case, the Allen Centennial Garden.


“Spending time in a garden is a natural way to recharge and relieve stress, especially when students are returning to campus and missing home. Inviting Dogs and Call to the garden was a wonderful and natural partnership to help students engage with the outdoors while providing a connection to their homes and families through the dogs.” said Garden Director, Benjamin Futa.


Close to 600 students turned out over an hour and a half, making Dogs on Call the most attended event in the garden yet this year.


“It was a great day. The weather was beautiful and we received wonderful positive feedback. The teams from Dogs on Call were fantastic, and we look forward to hosting them again in the garden next spring,” said Futa.


To learn more about Dogs on Call the organization click on the link below.




The Allen Centennial Garden and its programs are funded entirely through private support - it receives no state or tuition dollars. To help support the Garden and continue to make our projects and programs possible, please consider a donation.

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Madison WI 53706

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