B.A.R.K.2GO takes place Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Fipke, the Library’s Flex Space and the UNC (2nd Floor).

We are thrilled to be returning to campus for BARK2GO sessions!

February 16
March 2
March 9
March 16
March 30
April 6
April 13 (special session for final exam season)

Please note that these dates may be subject to change. In order to keep everyone safe and in light of the COVID pandemic, we have increased safety measures to comply with B.C’s PHO mandates and UBC’s safety protocols. These include increased cleaning procedures, mandatory masks and vaccines, reduced capacity, and increased physical distancing. We thank you for helping us to keep our community safe.

About B.A.R.K.2GO

In an effort to meet the demand for access to the B.A.R.K. dogs on campus, in 2015 we launched a new initiative called B.A.R.K.2GO! Thanks to funding from the Pitch This! Competition, B.A.R.K. volunteer students spearheaded a program that sees B.A.R.K. dogs stationed throughout the campus (versus uniquely in the B.A.R.K. Dog Therapy Lab).

B.A.R.K.2GO sees 180 UBC students, on average per session. Students typically spend between 5 and 20 minutes per visit.

Please note that these are not all hypoallergenic dogs and those with severe allergies should avoid coming near these areas.

2019/2020 by the numbers


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Frequently Asked Questions

These sessions are completely free. If you would like to donate to B.A.R.K. to help us continue running our programs, you are welcome to do so on our website under the ‘Donate’ tab.

You do not need to book an appointment to attend one of our BARK2Go sessions. Simply come along!

B.A.R.K.2Go sessions are open to all of our UBCO community including students, faculty and staff.

You are welcome to attend however many sessions you would like – and you can stay at each session for however long you like. There are no limits to your participation.

Our new dog intake assessments typically take place once a year. More information about the process can be found on the dog intake assessment page.