Moose and Nessie are sometimes available for outreach events on campus. If you are interested in scheduling Moose or Nessie for an event on campus, please call the counseling center at (334) 844-5123 to check for availability. Request to speak with Dr. Hankes for scheduling opportunities.
Student Counseling & Psychological Services (SCPS) offers Animal Assisted Therapy services. Our first therapy dog, Moose, joined SCPS during the summer of 2015. Our second therapy dog, Nessie, joined SCPS during the summer of 2019. They are available to work with students by joining individual sessions, group sessions, and through campus outreach events. Below are some answers to frequently asked questions.
Get Mov’in with Moose and the Camp War Eagle Parent Run
During the Suumer 2021 Semester, join Dr. Moose or Dr. Nessie on Mondays at 7 am for “Get Mov’in with Moose”…..a 3-mile walk around the Auburn campus. You can find Dr. Moose or Dr. Nessie and a couple of their Student Counseling & Psychological Services handlers on the concourse outside the Student Center’s Starbucks. Drs. Moose and Nessie know that exercise positively affects mental health. When Drs. Moose and Nessie are mov’in, they are happy, happy dogs.
Join us on the CWE Parent Run, a three-mile running tour of campus with other Auburn University faculty and staff members during each of the 10 Camp War Eagle sessions. Drs. Moose and Nessie also usually participate.
The run occurs on the morning of each Camp War Eagle session and starts at 6:00 am outside of the Melton Student Center on the Haley Center concourse in front of Starbucks.
What is Animal Assisted Therapy?
How do I sign up to work with Moose or Nessie?
How often can Moose or Nessie be in sessions?
Questions or concerns about AAT with Moose or Nessie?
Contact Dr. Hankes at (334) 844-5123.