Chloe & Arthur
Owner: Junior Chloe Willet
Major: Fashion and Art Historical Studies
Pet: Arthur, hedgehog
Breed: African pygmy hedgehog
Personality: "She is super shy and kind of bratty. She only likes me and her toilet paper tube."
About Pet Central: "I like them a lot. I really like living with all of the other animals. It's fun to wake up to so many different dogs and getting to know them."
Avery & Baylee
Owner: Senior Avery Voelkel
Major: Business Management
Pet: Baylee, dog
Breed: Great Dane, German Shepard short hair mix
Personality: "He's a big goober...He is not one of the dogs you cuddle -- he gets so excited. But he doesn't have a mean bone in his body."
About Pet Central: "It's different. I'm in a different place and I have more responsibility. The other people who don't have pets, they have nothing tying them to the dorms."
Tara & Maizy
Owner: Freshman Tara Chronister
Pet: Maizy, dog
Breed: Chocolate Labrador
Personality: "She is very outgoing, very playful, and very smart."
About Pet Central: "When you leave home, it can be fairly overwhelming, and it's nice to have someone there with you that you know. Plus, they don't talk back, so you can't fight with them."
Bethani & Shania
Owner: Freshman Bethani Davis
Major: Creative Writing
Pet: Shania, dog
Breed: Spaniel/Labrador mix
Personality: "She's a princess, completely. She thinks she's just amazing. She has an attitude."
About Pet Central: "It's so nice because everyone knows everybody, especially from their pets. It's just one big family. The pet-friendly part definitely swayed my decision to come here."
Allison & Lily & Delilah
Owner/Fosterer: Junior Allison Frisch
Pets: owns Lily, dog, & fosters Delilah, cat
Breed: Lily - American bull dog/Whippet mix
Personality: Lily - "She's a piece of work. She's a stubborn little dog. I never had problems with Taffy (last dog), but with [Lily], it's nothing but needs."
About Pet Central: "The people in the pet dorms are the nicest people on campus. It's a really nice community to be a part of. The pets help you meet people you otherwise wouldn't have."
Kayleen & Marley & Lilah
Owner: Freshman Kayleen Bishko
Major: Pre-med, Biology
Pets: Marley & Lilah, ferrets
Breed: Domesticated ferrets
Personality: "Marley is very spastic, lively, energetic. Lilah is timid, not super friendly...They are kind of opposites."
About Pet Central: "It helps for people who are far away from home to have their pet with them. They get really attached to their pet. People are also more responsible, school-wise. You can't stay out until 2 am because you have to take your dog out."
Pets owners say a little about themselves and their pets:
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Interviews/photos by Crystal Thomas