De Kantoorhond at TU Delft

On Monday afternoon January the 27th there will be an anti-stress dog at the TU Delft Library to help hard working students taking a break and recharging from exam stress.

The anti-stress dog is hypoallergic, fluffy and loves to cuddle! There are time-slots available to ensure that the dog can give you undivided attention and there will be a short walk which you can also join. Lastly, there will be time available to take selfies and pictures. You can find the program below.

Make sure to claim your cuddle spot and sign up at the counter at the TU Delft Library as there are limited slots available!

On this page you will find all the information about this  upcoming event!

Let us know if you'll be there at the Facebook event!

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Program TU Delft   -   Monday 27 January

11:45 - 12:00          Arrival of your anti-stress dog at TU Delft and happily preparing for cuddles

12:00 - 12:55          CUDDLE TIME

12:55 - 13:05          Mindful & relaxing break for your anti-stress dog

13:05 - 14:00          CUDDLE TIME

14:00 - 14:15          Outdoor pack walk (4 spots available)

14:15 - 14:20          Mindful & relaxing break for your anti-stress dog

14:20 - 15:10          CUDDLE TIME

15:10 - 15:15          Mindful & relaxing break for your anti-stress dog

15:15 - 16:00          CUDDLE TIME

16:00 - 16:15          Selfie time - everybody is welcome outside the entrance

Why is it important to take a break?

Taking a break every 45-90 minutes without extra stimuli such as social media enables your brain to perform at a higher level than the same time without a break.

The reason being that the brain is able to recover from the study induced exertion. Moreover cuddling for at least 20 seconds promotes the production of Oxytocin in the brain, this reduces stress, heart rate and blood pressure. All of these contribute to being able to study more effectively.

Dogs are an ideal source of cuddles!

Frequently asked questions

When and where will this event take place?

The event will take place at in a closed off space in the entrance hall of the TU Delft Library on Monday 27 of January. The dog will arrive at 11:45h and leave at 16:15h. 

Where can I sign up?

There is a registration list available at the counter of the TU Delft Library. It is not (yet) possible to sign up online.   

Can I see the dog without registration?

You have one shot to see the dog and get a selfie between 16:00 and 16:15h just outside the entrance hall. Make sure you'll be there and tag us on Instagram

Is this a one time event or will the students get more dog cuddles?

This event is a pilot on which De Kantoorhond x TU Delft cooperate. The goal of this pilot is to evaluate whether this event was a success for the students of the TU Delft and the dog.
During this event the students will be asked to give their feedback. So if you would like to see us again, make sure to leave a positive review at our stand at the TU Delft Library on the 27th. 

How do you guarantee anti-allergic dogs?

We only work with Australian Labradoodles. This breed has been specially bred for their fur. This coat is hypoallergenic allowing 99.5% of allergic people to cuddle with these dogs.

I am terrified of dogs! Can't I go to the Library on the 27th?

Don't worry, we know that not everybody likes dogs. During this event the dog will be in a closed off area in the entrance hall of the TU Delft Library. Outside this area the dog will be on leash. 

The dogs we use are selected on their character and we guarantee that they absolutely love humans. If you ever want to conquer your fears this is your best shot!

Why does the dog have breaks?

Dogs need breaks too, just like humans, to process all the new information their brain received. 

What about animal welfare?

We think that this topic could not have enough attention. That is the reason why we devoted a whole section on this topic. You can find it if you scroll down.  

Animal welfare

The well-being of the dog is of utmost importance, this is not negotiable. The dog will always be accompanied by an attendant who keep an eye on the dog. If the dog is too tired or does not feel well then we will listen to it.

The dog has regular breaks during a working day, just like humans should do to recharge their brain. When we are overly fatigued but still come to work, it results in low performance and is detrimental for their health. How often do people not respect their bodies limits? As an organization that promotes vitality, we strive to be a role model in this!

The dogs of De Kantoorhond work a maximum of 2 days per week. Half a working day takes 2.5 hours. The longest day is therefore 6 hours at the office, along with the required commute.

The dogs receive a lot of information and impressions during the day. They meet new people, hear new sounds, smell everything. All these stimuli must be processed by the dog. This is quite intense for most dogs and it is therefore important that they can relax during the rest of the week.

Lastly, we only work with dogs that clearly enjoy cuddling and attention from humans and have a natural urge to play and interact with humans. 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the health of our dogs, please feel free to contact us!

We are hiring!

We are looking for enthusiastic students that would like to work with us!


Do you...

  • love dogs and a have lot of knowledge about them?
  • speak fluently Dutch?
  • have a Dutch driving licence? 
  • look for a cool part-time job that you can combine with your studies?
  • have what it takes to bring De Kantoorhond to the next level?

Send your motivation letter (in Dutch) to info@dekantoorhond.nl and we will get in touch with you soon! 

We love to hear from you!