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Relax and De-Stress at TCC: Show Us Your Pets!

Finals week is stressful during any semester, let alone during a global pandemic. This guide provides resources to help you relax, de-stress, and lower anxiety before and during finals.


One of the most successful programs that the TCC Libraries run each semester is the "PAWS Before Finals" event, where trained Therapy Dogs from Paws Across Texas are brought into the different Campus Library locations for a few hours in the days leading up to end-of-semester exams.  Students are given the opportunity to interact with these loveable pups, and to give all the ear-scratches, belly-rubs, and snoot-boops that they like.  It does more good for the students than for the dogs.

According to Psychology Today, "spending time with dogs, and even more so petting and cuddling them, increases the levels of oxytocin in your brain.  Oxytocin, also known as the 'love hormone,' is a neurotransmitter that calms your nervous system down, relaxing you, whilst also increasing your levels of trust."

This Spring semester, since we are not able to bring Therapy Dogs into the Library, we're trying for the next best thing...   SHOW US YOUR PETS!!


SHOW US YOUR PETS!!   All of the cute and loveable animals in this digital slideshow are pets in the homes of TCC faculty, staff, and students.

Anyone is welcome to submit their pet photos to be included.  See the link below.

Submit Photos of Your Pet for Inclusion in the Slideshow

SHOW US YOUR PETS!!  Are you a dog-person?  A cat-person?  How about a three-toed sloth?  Students, Faculty, and Staff from all across the Tarrant County College District are welcome to submit photos of their pets for inclusion in this special Spring 2020 Anti-Stress Slideshow.

To submit a photo, log into your  email address with your current TCC One-Login credentials, and open the Submission Form at the following link:   

Only people with email addresses will be able to submit.  Photo files should be no larger than 10 MB.

Please Note: it may take Library Staff a day or two to make your submission available in the image rotator.  We appreciate your patience.