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  1. Death and Dying in Human and Companion Canine Relations

    Theses | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    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...

  2. Art and Becoming-Animal: Reconceptualizing the Animal Imagery in Dorothea Tanning's Post-1955 Paintings

    Theses | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    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...

  3. Riding for the Handicapped of Western Pennsylvania

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    RHWPA Inc. is a therapeutic horseback riding program that has helped children and young adults with disabilities for more than 30 years. It is run by volunteers and funded by donations, fundraising, and grants.

  4. A Qualitative Assessment of Virginia Beach Dog Park Users

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    The purpose of this paper is to look at a Virginia Beach, Virginia (VA) dog park as a case study exploring the benefits and perceptions of dog parks by its users. The qualitative methodology follows an earlier dog park study by Gómez (2013) in Norfolk, VA. Our findings indicated three...

  5. Behavioural risks in male dogs with minimal lifetime exposure to gonadal hormones may complicate population-control benefits of desexing

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Castration of dogs is a widespread practise with clear justification in population control and knock-on benefits for animal welfare. Deleterious behavioural consequences of castration are believed to be negligible. Gonadectomy is widely recommended as part of a multi-factorial approach to...

  6. They Say Emotional Support Dog, We Say Service Dog: Why the Americans with Disabilities Act Should Recognize Emotional Support Dogs as Service Animals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    This article explores the laws surrounding emotional support animals. Specifically, the author analyzes the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and the Air Carrier Access Act. This article proposes that emotional support animals should be recognized under federal legislation...

  7. Dogs: A Prescription for Health Issues?

    Posters | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    The human-­‐animal bond has been seen throughout many generations. Pet owners, especially those who own dogs, are known to live a different lifestyle than non-­‐pet owners. However, the individuals who can receive the most benefits from dogs are those with certain psychological and...

  8. Therapy dogs on campus: An exploration of how dog therapy services affect undergraduate students' stress levels

    Conference Papers | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    University can be stressful for many undergraduates. Fortunately, there are various stress reduction strategies, including weekly dog therapy sessions, offered at Thompson Rivers University. This study investigated the effects of dog therapy on students via a self-reported stress survey....

  9. So You Have A Dog?

    Reports | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

      So You Have a Dog? © Donald I. Craig, Jr., 2014 “We have had civilizations without horses and even civilizations without the wheel, but never civilizations without dogs.  No dogs, no humanity.” – Piero Scanziani, Italian...

  10. So You Have A Dog?

    Reports | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Responsibilities of dog ownership and benefits of a family dog.

  11. Animals 4 Therapy

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    A 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that provides therapy animals for visits.

  12. Animal Assisted Psychotherapy: An Exploration of the Adult Client's Experience of Individual Psychotherapy with the Assistance of a Dog

    Theses | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

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  13. How Wolves Turned into Dogs and How Dogs Are Valuable in Meeting Human Social Needs

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    A wealth of recent behavioral, neurobiological, and genetic results allows us to draw a new, comprehensive picture of the human-wolf-dog relationship. Dogs originated from wolves 35,000 years ago, mainly via selection for tameness. Wolves were probably spiritual partners and hunting buddies of...

  14. Paws 4 Liberty

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Located just outside of Wellington, Florida, Paws 4 Liberty, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to helping restore the lives of wounded veterans as they struggle to adjust to life after war. The mission of Paws 4 Liberty is to help returning soldiers regain their independence and...

  15. Paws 4 Liberty

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Located just outside of Wellington, Florida, Paws 4 Liberty, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to helping restore the lives of wounded veterans as they struggle to adjust to life after war. The mission of Paws 4 Liberty is to help returning soldiers regain their independence and...

  16. Therapy Dogs of Boulder County

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    The TDBC is a group of like-minded people (and their dogs) gathered together to enhance and perform the wonderful services of therapy dog work for Boulder County, Colorado and surrounding areas.The TDBC is a website attempting to bring all therapy dog teams operating in Boulder County,...

  17. The zoonotic potential of Clostridium difficile from small companion animals and their owners

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) in humans range from asymptomatic carriage to life-threatening intestinal disease. Findings on C. difficile in various animal species and an overlap in ribotypes (RTs) suggest potential zoonotic transmission. However, the impact of...

  18. Inland Empire Therapy Dogs

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    Inland Empire Therapy Dogs, Inc. is devoted to bringing the benefits of interacting with well-trained, friendly dogs to people in healthcare, education and community settings in the Inland Empire. Our services are covered by liability insurance and are always provided free of charge.

  19. Furry Angels of Freehold

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    The "FURRY ANGELS" is a local chapter of BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL THERAPY DOGS that visit facilities in Monmouth, Ocean, Middlesex and Burlington County.  We provide "Read to a Dog" programs at schools and libraries, and we provide comfort to patients in hospitals,...

  20. K9 4 Heroes

    Organizations | Contributor(s): Diane Lefebvre, Claire Diederich, Madeleine Delcourt, Jean-Marie Giffroy

    "Providing a brighter future for Veterans in need, with man's best friend"