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.
- $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!