Staffordshire University students take time to relax on doggy de-stress day

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Staffordshire University students who have been having a ‘ruff’ time with deadlines have been taking time to relax at dog de-stress day.

They have been encouraged to take time out to forget about the upcoming exam stress and instead, cuddle some loving canines.

The Guide Dog Charity organised the event with the university, and brought in some of their hard-working pups for a break.

George Higginson, The North Staffs Branch Organiser, has been using guide dogs for twenty-two years and works with the charity to fundraise.

His guide dog Barney, was very excited to meet his new friends and spent all morning sitting on people’s laps.

George said: “Barney is six-years-old, he’s a full blown Labrador, I’ve had him 5 years now and he’s my fourth guide dog.

“I’m the one that organises the volunteers to do their spot if they’re out and about.

“We mainly do collection in supermarkets, garden centres and any shops that will have us.”

University student, Beth, 22, said: “We have come in for assignments, but we will spend time with the dogs instead.”

Guide Dogs For The Blind currently have almost 8,000 guide dogs that help people across the UK.

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