Loyola University Chicago

Wellness Center

Therapy Dog

Meet Ashlar!

We are happy to introduce the Loyola community to Ashlar, Loyola’s therapy dog! He is 5 years old and was adopted from the Orphans of the Storm shelter in Grayslake. He was originally being trained to be a service dog at TOPS kennel, but he is very social and was a better fit for a therapy dog role. He is a trained, certified therapy dog. Ashlar lives with the family of the Wellness Center’s Director of Counseling, but spends his days at the Wellness Center and on campus with students! He loves: belly rubs, playing fetch, and going on walks! Ashlar is so excited to work with students. Come visit him at his “Ask Ashlar” sessions if you miss your dog at home, need to destress, or just like dogs!

Ashlar mostly interacts with students during his weekly outreach and hangs out in the Wellness Center, but has limited availability and can possibly stop by Loyola events during business hours if his schedule allows. If you would like to submit a request related to Ashlar or have any questions, please email Mary Duckett at the Wellness Center at mduckett@luc.edu, or 773-508-2549. Follow Ashlar on Facebook or Twitter to see where he is on campus every week! Note: Ashlar does not live on campus, so he cannot attend events on the weekend or after 5 pm.

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ask Ashlar sessions are temporarily suspended, but you can follow him on instagram at @ashlarthetherapydog