Pet a pup

  • Ayana Wilson, Robert Borgmann, Francine Wood, and Vladimir Charles get some love from puppies Two Spot and Henry from Miami Dade Animal Services at Florida International University in Sweetwater on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. The dogs up for adoption were brought to the students to help take their minds off the stress of finals week. ALLISON DIAZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Francine Wood gets a kiss on her hand from Two Spot, up for adoption from Miami Dade Animal Services, at Florida International University in Sweetwater on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. The dogs up for adoption were brought to the students to help take their minds off the stress of finals week. ALLISON DIAZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Ivelisse Martinez, age 20, pets a dog up for adoption from Miami Dade Animal Services at Florida International University in Sweetwater on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. The dogs up for adoption were brought to the students to help take their minds off the stress of finals week. ALLISON DIAZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Laura Castillo, age 19, holds on tight to a dog up for adoption from Miami Dade Animal Services, at Florida International University in Sweetwater on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. The dogs up for adoption were brought to the students to help take their minds off the stress of finals week. ALLISON DIAZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Laura Castillo, age 19, gets some love from a dog up for adoption from Miami Dade Animal Services, at Florida International University in Sweetwater on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. The dogs up for adoption were brought to the students to help take their minds off the stress of finals week. ALLISON DIAZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Puppies up for adoption from Miami Dade Animal Services bring a little happiness to students at Florida International University in Sweetwater on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. The dogs up for adoption were brought to the students to help take their minds off the stress of finals week. ALLISON DIAZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Jessika Lebron, age 18, spends some time with Domino, a dog up for adoption from Miami Dade Animal Services at Florida International University in Sweetwater on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. The dogs up for adoption were brought to the students to help take their minds off the stress of finals week. ALLISON DIAZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Karina Lopez, age 20, bends down to pet a puppy as she chooses a dog to adopt from Miami Dade Animal Services at Florida International University in Sweetwater on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. The dogs up for adoption were brought to the students to help take their minds off the stress of finals week. ALLISON DIAZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Dakota Wilson, age 20, bonds with a puppy she considers to adopt from Miami Dade Animal Services at Florida International University in Sweetwater on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. The dogs up for adoption were brought to the students to help take their minds off the stress of finals week. ALLISON DIAZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

  • Dakota Wilson, age 20, bonds with a puppy she considers to adopt from Miami Dade Animal Services at Florida International University in Sweetwater on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. The dogs up for adoption were brought to the students to help take their minds off the stress of finals week. ALLISON DIAZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD