Responsible Pet Ownership: Dog Parks and Demographic Change in Portland, Oregon
Theses | Contributor(s): Matthew Harris, Marisa Zapata
Dog parks are the fastest growing type of park in U.S. cities; however, their increasing popularity has been met with increasing criticism of pets in public space. Dogs have shown to be a deep source of neighborhood conflict, and the provision of dog parks, or off-leash areas, is a seemingly...
Zooarchaeology of the Native American Sturgeon Fishery in Coastal Oregon, 350 BC to AD 1150
Theses | Contributor(s): Elizabeth Dalyn Grindle
Sturgeons are not found often in the archaeological record due to their largely cartilaginous skeleton. What remains are the scutes, bony scale-like plates found on the outside of the body, and some diagnostic cranial features. Perhaps due to this, little is known about sturgeon or their...
Dog Ownership, Attachment and Overall Wellbeing among Young Adults
Theses | Contributor(s): Kasiani Michalopoulos
Pet loss and continuing bonds: An examination of grief reactions in adults and children
Theses | Contributor(s): Maxwell D. Rappoport
Exploring bereaved older adult pet owner's relationship and grief experiences following the death of a companion animal
Theses | Contributor(s): Sabine B. J. Volkmann
Complicated grief therapy in pet loss: A clinical case study
Theses | Contributor(s): Valerie Russell
Nature Awareness and Science Achievement in Middle School: A Correlational Study
Theses | Contributor(s): Maegan Freese, Andrew Fultz
Experiences with a prescribed emotional support animal: A qualitative inquiry
Theses | Contributor(s): Kristy R. Becraft
Parenting a Companion Animal as a Precursor to Parenting a Human Child
Theses | Contributor(s): Kasey A Travitz, Sandra Lookabaugh
Participants were ten emerging adult (18-29), heterosexual couples who have had a companion animal for at least six months and have no human children. The present study evaluated parenting responsibilities associated with the companion animal including caregiving, expenses, and negotiation....
Death and Dying in Human and Companion Canine Relations
Theses | Contributor(s): Maria MA Desougi
Since before the Neolithic Revolution, when human civilisation first emerged, humans and canines have lived, and died, together. This Scottish study is conducted in the field of animal-human interaction and, using qualitative methods, applies established insights from the sociology of health...
Art and Becoming-Animal: Reconceptualizing the Animal Imagery in Dorothea Tanning's Post-1955 Paintings
Theses | Contributor(s): Samantha Karam
In 1955, American artist Dorothea Tanning abandoned her figurative Surrealist renderings of dream-like scenarios in favor of a complexly abstract and fragmented style of painting. With few exceptions, the ways in which Tanning’s later works function independently of her earlier paintings...
Equine-Facilitated Counselling and Women With Eating Disorders: Articulating Bodily Experience
Theses | Contributor(s): Hillary Sharpe, Tom Strong
Disordered eating is on the rise and our current conceptualization and treatment of such problems neglects a corporeal-relational understanding in favour of a more cognitive approach. In this hermeneutic phenomenological study, I explore the experiences of fourteen women with eating disorders...
From Steppe to Stable: Horses and Horsemanship in the Ancient World
Theses | Contributor(s): Carolyn Willekes, Waldemar Heckel
This dissertation is a re-evaluation of the horse in the ancient world. The approach is not based on humans and human controls, rather it seeks to examine the equines of antiquity from the viewpoint of the horses themselves. This is accomplished by looking at equine conformation and how form...
"Maintaining the Mobility of the Corps:" Horses, Mules, and the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps in the Great War
Theses | Contributor(s): Andrew McEwen, Patrick Brennan
Animal transportation played a crucial role in the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) during the Great War. In an era of growing mechanization and technological development, horses and mules still provided the overwhelming bulk of draught power in the combat zone. They hauled artillery,...
Perceptions of Risk Factors and Mitigating Strategies for Water Related Zoonotic Diseases on Small-Scale Integrated Farms in Vietnam
Theses | Contributor(s): Quynh Ba Le, David Clement Hall, Susan Catherine Cork
Small-scale integrated (SSI) farming is a common agricultural model in Vietnam. However, SSI farmers use contaminated water, have no access to hygienic latrines, and have very limited awareness about water quality or environmental sanitation. There are potential interactions in the context of...
An evaluation of models for an animal care program in wildlife research for Parks Canada
Theses | Contributor(s): Jacqueline Wepruk, Stephen M Herrero, Marcy Wilhelm-South
Horses and Mules of the Canadian Artillery and Ammunition Columns during the First World War
Theses | Contributor(s): Samantha Lemna, Patrick Brennan, Marcy Wilhelm-South
This thesis develops a narrative for the horses and mules of the Canadian artillery units and ammunition columns, while consequently expanding that of the soldiers serving alongside them. Carrying out mounted, draught, and pack work, these animals played an invaluable role in military...
Exploring the Role of Communication in Companion Animal Obesity in the Veterinary Practice
Theses | Contributor(s): Alexandra Phillips, Cindy Adams (adviser)
Veterinarians are tasked with an important communication challenge when treating obese cats and dogs, as obesity among pets remains a prevalent health and welfare concern. Our objectives were to 1) foster further understanding of the owner and veterinary perspectives of the complex factors that...
Fulfilling the Fundamentals of Life: A Grounded Theory of the Process of Human-Horse Relationship Development
Theses | Contributor(s): Darlene Joy Chalmers, Constance Barlow (adviser), Cindy Adams (adviser)
This thesis explores how relationships develop between humans and their equine companions, and how such relationships may be mutually beneficial. Specifically, the research question asks: What are the processes that occur in the interaction between humans and horses? The research employs a...
Understanding Spinner Dolphin Marine Tourism in Hawai'i: A Social Approach to Assessing Underwater Interactions
Theses | Contributor(s): Carlie S. Wiener
The popularity of wild spinner dolphin interactions in the Hawaiian Islands has led to the expansion of businesses that incorporate in-water experiences with the dolphins. The growth of dolphin-related commerce has spread so quickly that regulations have not been able to keep up. Subsequently,...