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  1. The relationships between older, physically impaired men and their pets

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Hughes Williams

    The present study examined older male adults' lived experiences with pet ownership. There is robust literature on older adults and the human-animal bond, but presently there are no qualitative phenomenological studies that focus solely on older physically impaired males who live alone and...

  2. Grief following pet and human loss: Closeness is key

    | Contributor(s):: Eckerd, Lizabeth M., Barnett, James E., Jett-Dias, Latishia

  3. Agility Activities for Children in a Municipality in Norway

    | Contributor(s):: Krøger, Elsebeth, Slettebø, Åshild, Fossum, Mariann

  4. Disability and Assistance Dog Implicit Association Test: A Novel IAT

    | Contributor(s):: Coleman, Jennifer A., Ingram, Kathleen M., Bays, Annalucia, Joy-Gaba, Jennifer A., Boone, Edward L.

  5. Living with companion animals after stroke: experiences of older people in community and primary care nursing

    | Contributor(s):: Johansson, Maria, Ahlström, Gerd, Jönsson, Ann-Cathrin

  6. Looking to the future: adolescents with cerebral palsy talk about their aspirations - a narrative study

    | Contributor(s):: Cussen, Amy, Howie, Linsey, Imms, Christine

  7. What people gain from dog ownership [Japanese]

    | Contributor(s):: Kobayashi, Maasa

  8. Dogs' social referencing towards owners and strangers.

    | Contributor(s):: Merola, Isabella, Prato-Previde, Emanuela, Marshall-Pescini, Sarah

  9. Health perceptions and levels of attachment: owners and pets exercising together

    | Contributor(s):: Stephens, M. B., Wilson, C. C., Goodie, J. L., Netting, F. E., Olsen, C. H., Byers, C. G.

  10. Adoption of shelter dogs in a Brazilian community: assessing the caretaker profile

    | Contributor(s):: Soto, F. R., Ferreira, F., Pinheiro, S. R., Nogari, F., Risseto, M. R., de Souza, O., Amaku, M.

    A survey in Ibiuna, Sao Paulo, Brazil, of caregivers (owners) who adopted shelter dogs assessed length of ownership, proportion of male and female dogs adopted, and owners' characteristics. It addressed breeding, neutering, vaccination, and veterinary care. It used no testing to provide a good...

  11. Catching the spirit: a study of Bureau of Land Management wild horse adopters in New England

    | Contributor(s):: Koncel, M. A., Rutberg, A. T.

    Between 1971 and 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) adopted out nearly 225,000 horses and burros in the wild (wild horses and burro) who were removed from public lands (BLM, 2009). The inability of the BLM to adopt out wild horses as quickly as they are removed and recurring reports...

  12. Characteristics of relinquishing and adoptive owners of horses associated with U.S. nonprofit equine rescue organizations

    | Contributor(s):: Holcomb, K. E., Stull, C. L., Kass, P. H.

    Nonprofit equine rescue organizations in the United States provide care for relinquished horses and may offer adoption programs. With an estimated 100,000 "unwanted" horses per year and few municipal shelters providing wholesale euthanasia, there is a need to minimize the number of unwanted...

  13. Psychosocial well-being and community participation of service dog partners

    | Contributor(s):: Collins, D. M., Fitzgerald, S. G., Sachs-Ericsson, N., Scherer, M., Cooper, R. A., Boninger, M. L.

    PURPOSE: This cross-sectional study examined whether partnering with service dogs influenced psychosocial well-being and community participation of adult individuals using wheelchairs or scooters. METHOD: One hundred and fifty-two people were recruited and group-matched, resulting in 76...

  14. The experience of owning a guide dog

    | Contributor(s):: Wiggett-Barnard, C., Steel, H.

    PURPOSE: This study explored the dynamics of guide dog ownership in a South African sample. Six participants (five male and one female) from diverse socio-economic backgrounds were interviewed in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The study was performed to provide a clearer understanding...

  15. The role of pet dogs in casual conversations of elderly adults

    | Contributor(s):: Rogers, J., Hart, L. A., Boltz, R. P.

    Casual conversations were recorded as elderly persons routinely walked their dogs through a familiar mobile home park in the United States. Control observations included walks without dogs by owners and non-owners of dogs. All owners talked to and about their dogs. Transcribed conversations...

  16. Evolutionizing grief: viewing photographs of the deceased predicts misattribution of ambiguous stimuli by the bereaved

    | Contributor(s):: White, C., Fessler, D. M.

  17. 'It was not just a walking experience': reflections on the role of care in dog-walking

    | Contributor(s):: Degeling, C., Rock, M.

  18. Canine responses to impending migraines

    | Contributor(s):: Marcus, D. A.

  19. Effects of dog-assisted intervention on behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Nordgren, L., Engstrom, G.

  20. Familiarity bias and physiological responses in contagious yawning by dogs support link to empathy

    | Contributor(s):: Romero, T., Konno, A., Hasegawa, T.