Fostering Education and Training Canines in Housing
Open to a limited number of students, FETCH residents are able to explore and learn more about the service animal industry, assist with hands-on training of service dogs, and volunteer with a local service animal provider. Past students have provided short-term fostering, hosted, and trained their own service dogs in training in their residence hall rooms.
LLC participants will work in pairs to care for and train a service dog that lives in their room with them for a portion of the fall and/or spring semester. All supplies, food, and veterinary care are provided by the program, so there is not an additional cost for residents. Participants are required to attend several bi-monthly training sessions while they are working with the service animal.
This program is housed in Bailey Hall on the St. Paul campus. Students selected for the FETCH program will live in a 4-person 2-bedroom suite.