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Penn Libraries Study Breaks : Dog Days


Dog Days Schedule: At-a-Glance

Talk to Dr. Yacob Tekie from the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at any time 1pm to 3pm during Dog Days.

1pm - 1:30pm

Therapy Dog: Dexter

Therapy Dog: Duck

Library Pets #1: Belka & Cicero

Library Pets #2: Jamie, Socks, & Rabbit

Library Pets #3: Ruby & Zim

1:30pm - 2pm

Therapy Dog: Dexter

Library Pets #4: Anya

2pm - 2:30pm

Library Pets #5: Josie

Library Pets #6: Lorelei

2:30pm - 3pm

Library Pets #7: Anthony

Library Pets #8: Captain Jack


VR Dog Days Hubs Room

Penn Libraries Dog Days in Hubs


Welcome to Penn Libraries Dog Days Hubs Room & Pet Gallery!

Alongside our Penn Libraries Autumn Dog Days events on Friday December 11, stop by our virtual pet gallery on Mozilla Hubs and post a pic of your favorite pooch or kitty between 11am and 4pm. Mozilla Hubs is a browser-based VR experience that works best with laptop or desktop computer on Firefox or Chrome browsers. Hubs also works on standalone VR headsets. Navigation and posting are more difficult on mobile devices and some older devices may not work.  

Go to Dog Days Gallery on Mozilla Hubs

or use code 473269

Learn more about navigating through Hubs on a web browser here.

Image of Penn Libraries Hubs Dog Days room

Welcome to Digital Dog Days!

On December 11, visitors can enter our digital rooms via Zoom. Find a pet and click on the photo or date/time listed in their profile box. Or view our Schedule At-a-Glance.

Feel free to say hello or ask questions!  You may turn your mic or video on if you wish to engage with the pets and handlers in each room. Feel free to also use the chat function.  Visitors can also watch in silence, if preferred. 

And when you are done with the live animals, head over to our virtual reality Dog Days gallery to see and share pictures of your pets.

Our Guest Dogs :)

with Claudia Carabelli

1pm - 2pm

He's great at catching a ball in mid-air & will drop and roll for tummy rubs on command. He's also a CHOP therapy dog.

with Molly Roy

1pm - 1:30pm

Duck is very social media savvy and has 60,000 followers on Instagram! Also won a hot dog eating competition a few years ago.

Penn Librarian Pets!


Belka and Chaplin
with Laurel Graham, Penn Libraries

1pm - 1:30pm

Belka (pictured) is a guard Pomeranian named after the second dog in space.  Chaplin always wears formal wear.

A brown dog lying on the floor, a black and white cat on the floor, and a gray tabby cat in a laundry basket

Jamie, Socks, and Rabbit
with Susan Gavin-Leone

1pm - 1:30pm

Jamie, Socks and Rabbit (clockwise, from left) are all adopted from rescue groups. Jamie is 3 years old and has his Canine Good Citizen award. Socks is 6 yrs. old and was adopted last year. Rabbit, who is just visiting, will turn 1 next month. Currently they all are sheltering-in-place together. They will demonstrate for you some of their favorite homemade puzzles, games, toys and treats to show how they stay active and engaged during what might otherwise be a stressful time.

Ruby & Zim
with Molly Bonnard, Penn Libraries

1 pm - 1:30 pm

Ruby is a tripod but that doesn't slow her down: she once caught a rabbit. Zim is a big scaredy cat afraid of the garbage truck, thunder, fireworks, and the Phillie Phanatic.

with Mayelin Perez, Penn Libraries

1:30 pm - 2 pm

Equal parts trash baby and spoiled princess, Anya enjoys bird watching, sumptuous seafood feasts, and lying on her back while tempting onlookers with her fluffy belly.

with Margaret Janz, Penn Libraries

2 pm - 2:30 pm

Josie is a nervous beagle who loves her Kong and fears basically everything else.


with Liza Vick, Penn Libraries

2 pm - 2:30 pm

She doesn't have any teeth, so her tongue sticks out at a jaunty, adorable angle.

with Sarah Reidell, Penn Libraries

2:30 pm - 3:00pm

Anthony is a mutt rescue from the Rio Grande Valley TX who looks like a fuzzier version of Tramp (from "Lady and the Tramp") and loves to bat his eyelashes when he's asking for a hug.

Captain Jack
with Patty Guardiola, Penn Libraries

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Captain Jack likes to commandeer Zoom meetings, and cheese.  He sits if you ask nicely.