Ruggles the Community Resource Dog

Community Resource Dog, Safety and Security

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Hello! I’m a purebred Labrador retriever named Ruggles, and I'm so proud that I was chosen to be your community resource dog. I live in Tobin Hall but you’ll see me all over campus – I love to attend special events and athletic competitions or just take a stroll through the residence halls. Maybe you'll have some treats for me in your room?

My most important job is supporting you when you need it most. If you're stressed or anxious, or just going through a hard time, I'll be there for you. A hug from a furry friend like me is usually very soothing! I'm also specially trained to help calm people during difficult situations so that my handlers in Safety and Security, Michelle Caron and Nick Maltais, can provide professional assistance.