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Pete's Pet Posse 2021

Raised toward our $10,000 Goal
82 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on November 30, at 11:59 PM CST
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Pete's Pet Posse

Pete’s Pet Posse (P3), OSU’s Pet Therapy Program, is a cornerstone of the university’s commitment to being America’s Healthiest Campus®. Pete’s Pet Posse enhances the physical and emotional health of the entire OSU family. Pet Therapy teams serve in offices across campus to provide a friendly, furry face to students, faculty and staff who need a pick-me-up during the day or support during a stressful time. The daily presence of the P3 pups reminds everyone that their well-being is important, and they have a friend that is happy to shower them with love and comfort.

P3 is unique because each therapy dog belongs to families of employees and others affiliated with OSU. They live with their humans, spend time in OSU offices and visit a variety of OSU locations regularly to make the university a little brighter orange. This incredible program has expanded beyond Stillwater to the OSU-Tulsa, OSU Center for Health Sciences and the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, the nation’s first tribally-affiliated medical school.  Nearly 60 pet therapy teams serve our students, faculty, staff and visitors system wide.

Pete’s Pet Posse is self-funded and relies on donations to operate. Your gift helps Pete’s Pet Posse increase its capacity to serve the entire OSU community. The program continues to grow as new pet therapy teams are added each year. With your support, we can outfit each team with the supplies and support needed to provide this valuable and impactful service to the university.

If you are inspired by the work of our Pet Therapy teams and wish to learn more about how you can help with additional program needs, contact Courtney MacNelly, Development Associate for University Programs at


Gifts to this project through the OSU Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax deductible as allowed by law.  If you have questions about your gift, please contact the OSU Foundation at 800.622.4678.

Choose a giving level


P3 Team/Ruff Rider Nametag

A gift of $10 will cover the cost of a nametag for a pet therapy team or Ruff Rider.


Ruff Rider T-Shirt

A gift of $20 will provide a Ruff Rider T-Shirt to a student volunteer.


Custom Collar and Leash

A gift of $50 will cover the cost of a custom collar and a leash for one therapy dog.


Custom Pet Therapy Dog Vest

A gift of $100 pays for a custom monogrammed official OSU Tartan plaid vest for the therapy dog.


P3 Champion of the Pack

The program has a variety of high-level needs as it relates to staff, programming, and operations.


Adopt a Pet Therapy Team

Adopt a current pet therapy team of your choice and support the wellness efforts of these teams to provide pet therapy to the Cowboy Family. Sponsorships assist in replacing/upgrading gear and supporting general costs associated with maintaining the program.  Included in the $1500 gift is a professional photo with the pet therapy team as well as an opportunity to attend a pet therapy visit. Based on team availability.

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