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. If not selected for the FETCH program, students will still be eligible to participate in the Pre-Vet LLC.
This program is housed in the same residential facility as the Pre-Vet LLC (Bailey Hall on the St. Paul campus). Students selected for the FETCH program will live in a 4-person 2-bedroom suite.