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Chloe Southard

Trixie, Chloe Southard's ESA, is a delightful treat. But, a dog is a bigger responsibility than most people realize.

So you want a dog at college? Here’s what I’ve learned from a semester with my beagle

If you ever see me around campus, chances are I’m being accompanied by the cutest beagle puppy. That puppy would be Trixie, my emotional support animal (ESA). During my first two years here at Miami University, my mental health was quite a mess. After talking with my parents, doctor and adviser at Student Disability Services (SDS), I decided an ESA would benefit me immensely.