Let's celebrate our favorite furry friends!
Pete's Pet Posse is one of OSU's hidden treasures. It 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 pet therapy teams 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.
"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."
Kayse Shrum, D.O., President, Oklahoma State University
In its short nine 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.
- $10 - A gift of $10 will cover the cost of the university ID for Therapy dogs.
- $20 - A gift of $20 will cover the cost of a custom leash for one therapy dog.
- $50 - A gift of $50 pays for a custom collar and leash for one therapy dog.
- $100 - A gift of $100 will pay for one dog's OSU custom tartan plaid vest.
- $1,000 - The program has a variety of high-level needs as it relates to staff, programming, and operations.
- $1,500 - Adopt a current pet therapy team of your choice and support the wellness efforts of these teams to provide pet therapy to the Cowboy Family. Sponsorships assist in replacing/upgrading gear and supporting general costs associated with maintaining the program. Included in the $1,500 gift is a professional photo with the pet therapy team as well as an opportunity to attend a pet therapy visit. Based on team availability.
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!