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Pete's Pet Posse 10th anniversary

Celebrating a decade of dogs
Established in 2013, Pete’s Pet Posse is the nation’s most comprehensive university pet therapy program. The program has supported the OSU family on numerous campuses by not only bringing joy, but also serving during times of tragedy and sadness. This self-funded program celebrates 10 years of serving the OSU campus in 2023. Throughout the year, we will commemorate this milestone with fun events; incentives; memorabilia including special edition trading cards and T-shirts; plenty of opportunities to engage with our dog/owner/handler teams; and more.
Stay tuned to this page as well as our social media channels for updates.

Special Edition 10 year trading cards

New pics, new facts and a whole lotta fun
Available now and only in 2023 — special edition trading cards in honor of our 10th anniversary! Check out the OSU calendar and follow us on Facebook (@PetesPetPosse), Twitter (@pets4pete) and Instagram (@pets4pete) for the most up-to-date list of events and weekly visits where you will have the opportunity to collect cards from our team members.
Visit our social media channels for details on our Paw Prizes Reward Program. Collect cards. Win prizes. 

Celebrate 10 Years

of Pete's Pet Posse
Join us on World Mental Health Day to meet a posse of pups, play games, enjoy cocktails and celebrate the impact of pet therapy at Oklahoma State University.
Sponsorship Event Image

Celebrate in style

Longtime OSU partner Eskimo Joe’s Clothes, creators of what many consider the most collectible T-shirts in the nation, has designed a T-shirt for this special milestone. It features a pack of smiling Pete’s Pet Posse dogs on the move with their tails and tongues wagging, wearing Western hats and orange bandanas — all drawn in the iconic Eskimo Joe’s style.
The shirts are currently on sale in Eskimo Joe’s Stillwater and Tulsa clothing stores and can be purchased online. Partial proceeds from T-shirt sales will benefit the self-funded pet therapy program at OSU.
Pete's Pete Posse 10th Anniversary t-shirt

Ten Year Celebration PlansStay tuned for more details

  • Launch of co-branded T-shirt with Eskimo Joe's | Jan. 2023
  • Paw Prizes Reward Program | Feb. 2023
  • Barkalaureate: 21 new pet therapy teams will graduate and begin serving campus | June 2, 2023
  • More surprises to be announced throughout the year
  • Special 10-year edition trading cards | Jan. 2023
  • Smooch-A-Pooch | Feb. 14, 2023
  • P3 Celebration/Fundraiser | Oct. 2023
  • Current and former Owner/Handler, Ruff Rider Homecoming Reunion | Oct. 2023

Interesting FactsAbout Pete's Pet Posse

  • Vision of former First Cowgirl Ann Hargis
  • Established at OSU-Stillwater in 2013 with eight dogs
  • Established at OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS in 2015
  • Ruff Rider Student Ambassador Program launched in 2016
  • First team began serving the OSU College of Medicine at the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah, 2020
  • Ann Hargis OSU Center for Pet Therapy opened August 2021 in the Student Union
  • Launching at OSU-OKC in 2023

Pete's Pet Posse Impact2014-2021 *

Human lives touched**

Special Appearances

Pet therapy teams have been trained/are in-training since 2013

Ruff Rider volunteers

Classes of therapy teams have been trained at OSU-Stillwater

Classes of therapy teams have been trained at OSU-Tulsa and OSU-CHS



Share a Bow WOW! A special message, story or image for a P3 dog or team member to celebrate A DECADE OF DOGS! Some messages and images may be featured on our social media channels.

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