Collage of Brown University students with their emotional support animals. Media by Kathy Wang | The Brown Daily Herald
Collage of Brown University students with their emotional support animals. Media by Kathy Wang | The Brown Daily Herald

Pawsitively purrfect: meet the furry celebrities strolling on campus

Pets bring emotional support, social opportunities to Brown students.


When Bailey Phoenix ’24 entered their sophomore year at Brown, the COVID-19 pandemic was in full swing. “It was very rough,” they said. “I started struggling.”

At home, their dog Winter would attend to them during moments of distress. “She would do everything to distract me, licking my face,” Phoenix said. Winter has become “interconnected with my mental and physical health,” even attending Phoenix’s sessions with their therapist, they added. Read more…


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