LaSalle to Open a Dog Friendly Residence Hall
College students go through an array of emotions including being home sick, having anxiety as well as being overwhelmed. LaSalle University has come to recognize this and has plans to create a dog-friendly residence hall to provide emotional support to students.
Emotional support animals have grabbed headlines in recent years in regards to folks traveling with a variety of strange animals. However, LaSalle plans to keep the pet policy strictly for dogs. In a recent interview with ABC 6, Dawn Soufleris, Ph.D., Vice President of Student Affairs stated, “We recognize that there are mental, physical, and emotional benefits to having a pet, and are excited to provide this option to our on-campus community.”
The new dog-friendly residences will be available to upperclassmen residing in Saint George Hall. Dogs living at the residence must be 30 pounds or less. To help maintain a good quality of life for both student and pup, LaSalle looks to provide amenities such as an on-campus washing station, dog-run, and lounging space. Students looking to apply can do so here.