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Swallows Return to Capistrano, but Puppies Return to Mason Law

Student with puppyWith spring in the air and evident all around, Mason Law students' thoughts begin to turn to exams—and puppies.

Following a tradition begun last spring and enjoyed again during the fall exam period, a bevy of beautiful pups is scheduled to arrive at Mason Law on Tuesday, April 24, at 11:00 a.m. to provide solace and sustenance to law students in the throes of final exam stresses.

For a two-hour period that day, students can put aside their books and outlines and turn their attention to the joys of watching puppies cavort, snuggling with a small creature on the shoulder, or getting a few much-needed licks on the face or hand.

The visiting puppies come to Mason Law via A Forever-Home Rescue Foundation, a non-profit dog rescue group in Chantilly that operates in the Northern Virginia/Washington Metropolitan area. Its stated goal is finding permanent homes for dogs by making quality dogs available for adoption and matching prospective adopters with the right animal. 

The event, now referred to as "Puppy Day," was the brainchild of law school staff member Rusty O'Connor and is made possible by Debbie Marson of the foundation, who arrives along with her volunteers and the puppies, which are placed in small enclosures in the law school atrium, there to await the ministrations of students longing for a quiet moment in the midst of a hectic time.

Plan to spend some time in the Levy Atrium between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on April 24 to enjoy the opportunity to connect with these little creatures, all of whom are in need of permanent homes. 

Read more about this semi-annual event here and here.