EUGENE, Ore. — Some University of Oregon students got to de-stress a little Wednesday, as they head into finals week.
The semi-annual Ducks Love Dogs event gives students and community members the chance to rent a dog for 15 or 30 minutes.
Some of the pups are up for adoption at Greenhill, while others are humane society volunteers’ dogs.
Greenhill says this is the best time of year for students to bond with man’s best friend, right before finals.
“This happens to be dead week. It’s right before finals. Students are stressed out. Many of them have spent a long amount of time away from their families, away from their pets, and we feel like this is a great opportunity to come out here and share some love,” said Sasha Elliot, Greenhill Humane Society spokesperson.
Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit homeless animals at Greenhill Humane Society, First Avenue Shelter, and UO PRSSA, a University of Oregon student organization that helped organize the event.
Greenhill is working to adopt out 1,000 cats and dogs this summer.