Audio: Two years later, pandemic puppies turn into delightful dogs


Photo provided by Kriti Sarav

Junior Kriti Sarav poses with her dog, whom she and her family got two weeks before the pandemic hit. According to Kriti and other students, the positive effects their dogs had on them throughout remote learning have continued into the return to in-person activities.

Sophie Baker, Reporter

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 23 million American households either adopted or purchased puppies during the pandemic. These pandemic puppies have since grown into delightful dogs, continuing to improve the mental health of their owners as they transition back into in-person activities.