With finals looming and commencement less than three weeks away, Truffles, Jake and Ivy Grace provided a break for Mount Saint Mary College students, faculty, and staff. Research indicates that interacting with animals can reduce mental distress, and lower anxiety levels – for example, during finals for college students. “The dogs are comforting for the students during this stressful time of year,” explained Orin Strauchler, assistant dean of Student Support Services and director of counseling. “This event makes the students feel a little less tense and tired.” The popular event has become a tradition at Mount Saint Mary College. “Wagging Tails Stress Relief” was co-sponsored by the Mount Saint Mary College Kaplan Family Library and Learning Center, the Counseling Center, and Health Services.