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Comfort Paws Program

  Important notice  

Regular mingling sessions with our therapy dogs are back for Fall 2022! Registration for September slots are full at the moment. Stay tuned @hkust.vibes for our next session to come!

About Us

Proven by research across the world, interacting with animals enhances our overall well-being and positively influences the physical, emotional and psychological aspects of our lives. Dogs are especially close to humans. We helped each other survive the harsh wilderness more than ten thousand years ago, and we continue to support each other to thrive in our busy metropolis today.

First launched in 2019, The Comfort Paws Program hopes to bring joy and calmness to our community with our beloved paw-friends' companionship, and to educate our community about how to take care of them in return. All serving dogs of our program are certified therapy dogs who have naturally friendly temperaments and are trained to provide affection and comfort to the people they meet.

The Comfort Paws Program is offered to all students in collaboration with DSTO, CMO and HSEO.

Program Objectives

  1. To enhance students’ psychological and social wellbeing through human-animal interaction.
  2. To raise community awareness on animal care, protection and welfare.
  3. To nurture students’ love in animals and train passionate students to host animal-assisted activities.

Intended Program Outcomes

  1. Students will feel relaxed and joyful after interacting with the therapy dogs.
  2. Students will gain knowledge of different animals' current living situations, learn how we can better care for and protect them, thereby promoting their welfare.
  3. Students will be able to reflect upon humanity's role and contribution to the animal world.


Contact us
General Enquiries: posvibes@ust.hk
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