Animal-Assisted Therapy

Meet our Therapy Dogs: Buddy and Rockstar


Buddy is a 5 year old Therapy Poodle who recently joining the UNT Counseling and Testing Services team after relocating here from Georgia. Buddy is a Standard Poodle who lives with his human Dr. Tamara Grosz, Tamara’s husband Dr. Michael Grosz, and two children that adore him. Buddy loves working with students and offers a weekly stress management and meditation group called Dog Breathe.  


Rockstar is a 4-year old Terrier mix, who has been cuddling up to students at CTS since Spring 2017.  He runs the Healing Arts workshop and loves to sit in on student sessions.  His favorite activity is getting belly rubs, so when you visit CTS or see him on campus, he’d greatly appreciate you giving him a scratch!  Fun Fact: when he goes for walks, he carries his leash in his mouth.  



Spending time with animals can be a great way to boost your mood and decrease anxiety or depression, and our dogs are more than happy to do so with you!  They can be brought into individual sessions, seen in workshops, and pet while walking around CTS.

Weekly Workshops (call or look at Groups/Workshops Page for more information):

  • Check back for Fall 2019!
  • Buddy’s Facebook - Updates on other programs we offer and to see pictures of Buddy and the students he loves.