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  1. Dog Tags: Homeless Veterans and Their Pets/Animal Companions

    Contributor(s):: Susan K. Lee, Pamela Willson

    Purpose: Overall, military veterans, who are at increased risk for homelessness and are over-represented when it come to the general population, comprise 10% of the United States (US) population. However, they account for 16% of the homeless adult population. Typically, homeless veterans served...

  2. Canines and Childhood Cancer: The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy for Patients, Families and Therapy Dogs

    Contributor(s):: Molly Jenkins, Amy McCullough, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Kevin Morris

    For many people, animals take center stage in their daily lives, offering companionship, comfort, joy and for some, even kinship. Increasingly, greater attention has been given to the roles that animals can play in supporting the health and emotional well-being of people in need, specifically...

  3. Working the companion animal in the context of new interpersonal relationships

    Contributor(s):: Steven Remic

    The National People and Pets Survey (Australian Companion Animal Council, 2010)◦ 63.3% of Australian households owned a pet◦ 92% of respondents felt “very close” to their pet◦ 86% of respondents found comfort with their pet during times of stress,◦ 62% of respondents felt their pet made for a...

  4. Attachment style and pet bonds

    | Contributor(s):: Cory Hutchinson

    The purpose of the present study is to examine the relation between a person’s attachment style and their relationship with their pet. Attachment Theory suggests that how an individual attaches to one or both parents in childhood can become the working model for future adult relationships....