Tail-Wagging Dog Days Are Back

Tail-Wagging Dog Days Are Back

Published on: September 16, 2019


Becker students pet a dog during a recent Dog Days gathering on The Leicester Campus.

Becker students pet Dundee during a recent Dog Days gathering on The Leicester Campus.

Becker students pet a dog during a recent Dog Days gathering on The Leicester Campus.

Rogue is the center of attention at Dog Days on Sept. 12.

One of the perks of being part of the Becker College community is spending time with some very friendly canines.

Becker Dog Days is held several times a semester on the Leicester Campus, around noontime. Over the course of an hour, students enjoy snacks, catch up with friends, and spend time with very happy dogs.

On Wednesday, September 12, the first Dog Days of the semester was held, featuring Leia, Chi, Dundee, and Rogue.

Julie Bailey, DVM, dean of the School of Animal Studies & Natural Sciences, started the event in 2017. “Biscuit was my inspiration,” she says, referring to her beagle.

Most of the students who attend Dog Days are enrolled in the School of Animal Studies & Natural Sciences, but anyone in the Becker community is welcome.

Bailey notes that Dog Days give students the opportunity to interact with their professors, their friends and—of course—the dogs. “My goal is to create a positive experience that’s good for the soul.”

Upcoming Dog Days are scheduled for October 2 and 23, and November 14, from 12:15-1:15 p.m., in the Fuller Campus Center, second floor Games Room. 

A list of upcoming Dag Day dates