Office of Disability and Access

  • Maxie the Therapy Dog 

Maxie Timmerman

Maxie will often be in the Office of Disability and Access starting in Fall of 2022. He will gladly accept any pets and treats from anyone who might benefit from a snuggle.

Learn more about the benefits of therapy dogs here or read this research article about therapy dogs on college campuses.

Background

Maxie was adopted by Joanna (Assistant Director of Disability and Access) in May of 2021. After passing training courses at the Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced level, Maxie earned his certification as a Canine Good Citizen in October of 2021. And, less than a year after his adoption, Maxie earned his Therapy Dog certification with Comfort Caring Canines in May of 2022.