Pete's Pet Posse (Pet Therapy)
Let's celebrate our favorite furry friends!

 

Pete's Pet Posse is one of OSU's hidden treasures. Pete's Pet Posse is the nation's most comprehensive, university-based pet therapy program with more than 50 dog/owner/handler teams working on four OSU campuses as part of our America's Healthiest Campus initiative. 


The dogs and their owner-handlers bring joy and celebration to the campus and a little bit of home for students often stressed with grades, tests, and life changes. Pet therapy teams also work with University Counseling in times of crisis when the dog's unconditional love reaches hearts in ways humans cannot. These dogs have made their way into the very heart of OSU making us smile and helping us cry in difficult times. 


First Lady Ann Hargis and her dog Scruff are one of the teams. 


"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."

Ann Hargis, OSU's First Cowgirl and Founder of Pete's Pet Posse


In its short eight years, Pete's Pet Posse has made incredible strides while being self-funded. Your gift can help offset a variety of maintenance costs including miscellaneous items such as vests, collars, leashes, backpacks, shirts, trading cards, and additional expenses for each pet therapy team. These items are needed during therapy visits to clearly identify therapy pets.


Giving Levels   

  • $5 - A gift of $5 will cover the cost of the university ID for Therapy dogs. 
  • $35 - A gift of $35 will cover the cost of a collar and a leash for one therapy dog. 
  • $50 - A gift of $50 pays for the shirt for the owner/handler and a backpack for the team. 
  • $100 - A gift of $100 will pay for one dog's OSU custom tartan plaid vest.
  • $350 - A gift of $350 can fully outfit one therapy team. 
  • $400 - A gift of $400 can completely fund a therapy dog training scholarship. 
  • $1,000 - The program has a variety of high-level needs as it relates to staff, programming, and operations.


When you support Pete's Pet Posse, you help shape the future for Oklahoma State University. By contributing during Give Orange, you make our future a brighter orange!


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Happy Hour Challenge - Day One
It's time to push for your Orange Passion to receive the most donations during the Happy Hour challenge! The group that receives the most donations between 3pm-8pm (CST) during this challenge will receive an extra $500 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $500 Athletics 254
2 College of Arts and Sciences 55
3 College of Education and Human Sciences 46
4 Pete's Pet Posse (Pet Therapy) 39
5 Ferguson College of Agriculture 33
6 CEAT 25
7 Spears School of Business 20
8 Homecoming 18
9 Libraries 16
10 Scholarships 14
11 Basic Needs Security 12
12 New Frontiers 10
13 College of Veterinary Medicine 8
14 Diversity and Inclusion 8
15 Greenwood School of Music 7
16 Global Studies & Partnerships 7
17 Transfer and Student Veteran Success 6
18 Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund 6
19 Cowboy Marching Band 5
20 Women for OSU 4
21 Doel Reed Center in Taos 3
22 Global Student Experience 3
23 McKnight Center for the Performing Arts 3
24 Counseling Services 3
25 Honors College 2
26 Campus Beautification 2
27 Center for Health Sciences 2
28 Leadership 1
29 OSU-Tulsa 1
30 Caring for Our Students 1
31 Center for Africana Studies 0
32 Academic Success 0
33 Allied Arts 0
34 America's Healthiest Campus 0
35 Graduate College 0
36 Keeping Campus Safe 0
37 KOSU Radio 0
38 Museum of Art 0
39 OSU Institute of Technology 0
40 OSU-Oklahoma City 0
41 OSUTeach 0
42 Support the Financial Management Association 0
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$7,000
Pete's Pet Posse Challenge - $7k
Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the first 75 donors to Pete's Pet Posse therapy program will unlock $7,000 to help provide access to training for the dogs and their handlers.
75 / 75 Gifts
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Leaderboard
Happy Hour Challenge - Day Two
It's time to push for your Orange Passion to receive the most donations during the Happy Hour challenge! The group that receives the most donations between 3pm-6pm (CST) during this challenge will receive an extra $500 for their Greatest Needs Fund!
Rank Prize Orange Passions Gifts
1 $500 College of Arts and Sciences 37
2 College of Education and Human Sciences 31
3 Ferguson College of Agriculture 22
4 CEAT 21
5 Pete's Pet Posse (Pet Therapy) 16
6 Spears School of Business 15
7 Homecoming 14
8 Athletics 13
9 Basic Needs Security 12
10 Doel Reed Center in Taos 11
11 Scholarships 10
12 New Frontiers 10
13 OSU-Oklahoma City 9
14 Libraries 9
15 Cowboy Strong Student Emergency Fund 9
16 College of Veterinary Medicine 7
17 Global Studies & Partnerships 5
18 Greenwood School of Music 4
19 Center for Health Sciences 3
20 Women for OSU 3
21 Cowboy Marching Band 3
22 Campus Beautification 2
23 KOSU Radio 2
24 Transfer and Student Veteran Success 2
25 Diversity and Inclusion 1
26 Counseling Services 1
27 Keeping Campus Safe 1
28 Caring for Our Students 1
29 Honors College 1
30 Center for Africana Studies 0
31 Academic Success 0
32 Allied Arts 0
33 America's Healthiest Campus 0
34 Global Student Experience 0
35 Graduate College 0
36 Leadership 0
37 McKnight Center for the Performing Arts 0
38 Museum of Art 0
39 OSU Institute of Technology 0
40 OSU-Tulsa 0
41 OSUTeach 0
42 Support the Financial Management Association 0
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