Tartan Tails at Radford University

Tartan Tails was established as a wellness program in 2022. It is designed to promote wellbeing across the Radford University community through positive interactions with trained and certified animals. The practice of pet therapy has gained considerable recognition for its numerous benefits, as it has been shown to alleviate stress, reduce anxiety, enhance mood, and promote overall healing. Tartan Tails aims to further Radford’s approach of holistic wellness by using the advantages of pet therapy in order to enhance the lives of individuals within our campus community. The program is an initiative of Radford University's First Lady Kay Danilowicz and her therapy dog, Bainne. The Division of Student Affairs provides administrative oversight for the program.

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Spring 2024 Semester Tartan Tails Schedule

Main Campus: Radford, Virginia

Yappy Hours at McConnell Library
Every Tuesday 
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Yappy Hours on the Bonnie Plaza
(During colder weather: location is 2nd floor Bonnie lounge)
Every Wednesday
2 - 3 p.m.

Yappy Hours at the Fountain
(Weather dependent)
Every Thursday 
1 - 2 p.m.

*Finals Week Yappy Hours
Monday - Tuesday
10 - 11 a.m.
McConnell Library 

Radford University Carilion

Yappy Hours at the Library
April 11 and April 25
Noon - 1 p.m.

Yappy Hours at the Highlander House
March 21 and April 18
Noon - 1 p.m.

 

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Meet our Tartan Tails Pets

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Huckleberry

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Poco

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Louie

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Apollo

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Harper

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Gina

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Ruby

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Join Tartan Tails

Would you like to become part of Tartan Tails and help make a difference in the lives of students, faculty and staff at Radford University?