FETCH Living Learning Community Room with Dog in Bailey Hall

FETCH

Fostering Education and Training Canines in Housing

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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.

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Residents will be required to fulfill all of the responsibilities of the FETCH program, including:

  • Attending an evening program orientation and bi-monthly training meetings.
  • Provide care for the service dog in training while it stays in their room. This includes walking, feeding, and training the dog. As part of the training, residents will be asked to take the dog with them to class, work, and other outings.

Students who are not able to continue participation in the FETCH program after they move in may be removed from the LLC. Contact Housing & Residential Life staff for details.

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