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  1. Lending a Helping Paw: Streamlining a Volunteer Handbook

    Theses

    Peace of Mind Dog Rescue (POMDR) relies heavily on its volunteers to carry out important operational needs that allow them to fulfill their mission of being a resource and advocate for local senior dogs and senior citizens. From overseeing adoption events to foster care to administrative...

  2. Love, fear, and the human-animal bond: On adversity and multispecies relationships

    Journal Articles

    Love and strong social bonds are known buffers in the experience of adversity. Humans often form strong bonds with non-human animals. The human-animal bond refers to a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between humans and non-human animals. Previous research suggests that strong bonds...

  3. Companion Animals as Buffer against the Impact of Stress on Affect: An Experience Sampling Study

    Journal Articles

    Companion animals have been identified as a unique source of social support and as contributors to mental wellbeing. This study uses the Experience Sampling Method to test whether this effect is due to stress-buffering. A total of 159 dog and cat owners responded to a series of randomly...

  4. Advancing Human-Animal Interaction to Counter Social Isolation and Loneliness in the Time of COVID-19: A Model for an Interdisciplinary Public Health Consortium

    Journal Articles

    The mental and physical human costs of social isolation and loneliness-and their possible amelioration through human-animal interaction (HAI)-have both received intense attention since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, and its lockdowns, quarantines, and related mitigation measures. Concern...

  5. Horse Behavior towards Familiar and Unfamiliar Humans: Implications for Equine-Assisted Services

    Journal Articles

    While human benefits of animal-assisted therapy programs have been documented, relatively little research has been conducted on behavioral factors that predict a successful equine-assisted services (EAS) horse. This study compares the behavior of experienced and non-experienced EAS horses as...

  6. Empathy Levels Among Veterinary Medicine Students in Colombia (South America)

    Journal Articles

  7. Is There a Correlation Between Dog Obesity and Human Obesity? Preliminary Findings of Overweight Status Among Dog Owners and Their Dogs

    Journal Articles

  8. A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part II): Theoretical Mechanisms and Frameworks

    Journal Articles

  9. A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part I): Methods and Results

    Journal Articles

  10. Rethinking One Health, Part 2

    Soft Literature

    In this second part, Dr. Smith continues to describe the concept he recognized as fundamental to the human-animal bond during trip he took with his dog Beau to Alaska in 2007. It would later be defined by Dr. Kate Hodgson, a veterinarian at the University of Toronto, using a new term, zooeyia.

  11. Rethinking One Health, Part 1

    Soft Literature

    During the trip to Alaska with his dog Beau in 2007, Dr. Smith tells how he recognized a concept so fundamental to the human-animal bond that it changed his whole outlook on One Health. It would later be defined by Dr. Kate Hodgson, a veterinarian at the University of Toronto, using a new term,...

  12. The Alaska Highway: Traveling with Beau

    Soft Literature

    In Part 7 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, truckers and caribou seen in the Canadian Rockies were left behind as the pair crossed into the Yukon Territory to lodge at Whitehorse overnight.

  13. Transforming Trauma: Resilience and Healing Through Our Connections With Animals

    Books

    Have you ever looked deep into the eyes of an animal and felt entirely known? Often, the connections we share with non-human animals represent our safest and most reliable relationships, offering unique and profound opportunities for healing in periods of hardship. This book focuses on research...

  14. Lakes, Mountains and Grizzly Bears; Traveling-with-Beau

    Soft Literature

    In Part 10 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, Beau was safely boarded in a veterinary clinic while Dr. Smith and his wife Doris drove south from Anchorage through the Kenai Peninsula to their ultimate destination at the ocean port of...

  15. The Long Journey Home: Traveling with Beau

    Soft Literature

    In Part 11 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, preparations were made for Doris to fly home while Dr. Smith and Beau retraced their route across North America. The remaining 10 days of the trip were relatively uneventful.

  16. From Ontario to Wisconsin: Traveling with Beau

    Soft Literature

    In Part 3 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the travelers cross northern Ontario into Michigan and Wisconsin and reach St. Croix Falls on the Minnesota border.

  17. War Horse, Other Animal Warriors and the Veterinarians Who Cared for Them

    Soft Literature

    Animals are still fighting and suffering in war. Though written for children, Michael Morpurgo’s best-selling book, War Horse, helps us understand the massive loss of animal life in the history of war. Dr. Delano Proctor also shares his experience as a veterinarian treating horses in...

  18. Clear Path for Veterans Canine Program

    Organizations

    Clear Path for Veterans offers select Canine Programs for both Veterans and community members who wish to participate in training with their canine companions. It is our goal to improve and enhance the quality of life of each of those who have the opportunity to engage in our training programs....

  19. Lake Kluane: Traveling with Beau

    Soft Literature

    In Part 8 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the stop at Kluane National Park and Reserve offered views of some of the most majestic mountains in North America and a chance for Beau to run along the lake and get tangles of burrs in his coat.

  20. Using holistic and ethical practices with emotional support animal requests

    Journal Articles