Four-legged friends bring happiness and less stress to WSU students before final exams

PULLMAN, WA - It's become a finals week tradition for many students at Washington State University.

At the end of each semester, the Whitman County Humane Society brings adoptable dogs and cats to campus and encourages students to stop by and spend some time with them. Of course, the animals love the attention, and it helps students relieve some of the stress that builds up before finals week.

"I love animals and I haven't been able to pet an animal for like a month," said WSU Student Katy Bjorkman. "Because there's no animals around here."

"I mean, sometimes you can't have dogs or pets here, so it's nice to come here and just like, play with them," said WSU Student Courtney Stevenson. "I don't know, it just relieves stress and makes you a lot happier."

Finals start on Monday for WSU students, while spring commencement is May tenth this year. The University of Idaho is holding its commencement a week later on May 17th.