College can be a stressful time with exams, changes, stressful study sessions, and trying to get it all done. Thanks to Rutgers University Seeing Eye Puppy Raising Club (RUSEPRC), the minds of anxious students are being eased with some genuine puppy love.

The oldest guide dog school in America is called The Seeing Eye. Hundreds of seeing-eye dogs are trained yearly in order to help blind people. Prior to graduating from the program, the young dogs must be trained in their future roles. That’s where RUSEPRC comes in.

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They are one of two colleges helping pair dogs-in-training with college students. Ethan Saul is one of the students taking part in the program as a sitter.

“Luckily, a lot of raisers are animal science majors that can bring their dog to work,” Saul shared with Good News Network. “If they can’t, there’s lots of sitters like me who are happy to help watch them.”

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The students work on socializing the puppies, giving them love, and exposing them to a variety of sights, sounds, smells, and experiences.

So far, the club has raised over 200 guide dogs. If the dog doesn’t make the final cut as a service animal, the puppy raiser gets the first chance to adopt the dog.

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“This program has not only helped make a difference in the lives of blind people, but also has shaped the lives of hundreds of Rutgers students,” RUSEPRC President Emily Cruz told Good News Network.