Puppy Lab Information

Our Story

The Puppy Lab is a MindHandHeart Initiative at MIT. Its mission is to leverage the scientifically-proven stress-relieving effects of animal interaction to improve the state of community mental health and wellness. We envision an inviting space where MIT-affiliated certified therapy dogs are available in weekly shifts for anyone to visit. It provides an avenue for community members to connect outside of school and work, with unconditional puppy love catalyzing deep, lasting relationships. Thank you for supporting this initiative! Please let us know if you have any feedback, would like to volunteer in other capacities, or would like to remain informed of developments of the Puppy Lab!


Weekly Lab Hours

Come by to hang out with the pups! For Fall 2018, Puppy Lab is on Wednesdays from 11 AM to 1 PM in Lobby 10 (Killian Court weather permitting)! The events are open to all, so feel free to swing on by!

To get more up-to-date information on lab hours, cancellations, and special events such as finals week lab hours, please follow our facebook page.

Hope to see you there!


Event Request

Along with weekly lab hours, we do our best to fulfill requests from the MIT community such as dorms, independent living groups, clubs, labs, etc. If you would like to make a request for Puppy Lab teams to come to your event, fill out the form here.

Please fill out this form 3-4 weeks before your event will take place in order to give us time to plan.

Please also be aware that our ability to attend an event depends on the availability of our teams.


Join Puppy Lab

Are you a member of the MIT community? Do you have a dog that loves attention, and enjoys being fawned over by a multitude of students? Are you interested in helping us with Puppy Lab events as a therapy dog team? Send an email to puppylab@mit.edu and we'd love to give you and your furry friend more information on how to join!


Questions? Email puppylab@mit.edu