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  1. Humour and Heart from Hospice: Lessons from a Little Dog | Karen Klein Galbraith | TEDxBearCreekPark

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    Caring deeply for the well-being of others, Karen Klein Galbraith has devoted her life to making the world a safer and gentler place. As an award-winning road safety practitioner, pet therapy hospice volunteer, and life coach she’s accomplished that and more. Karen will share her hospice...

  2. Pets in Voluntary Household Quarantine

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  3. PAWsitive Outlook: The Effects of Human-Animal Interaction on Incarcerated Women Participating in a Prison-based Animal Program

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    This study investigates the effects of human-animal interactions, bonds and relationships on incarcerated individuals through their involvement in a prison-based animal training program. The context of the study provides a unique opportunity to examine human-animal interaction in a situation of...

  4. PAWsitive Outlook: The Effects of Human-Animal Interaction on Incarcerated Women Participating in a Prison-based Animal Program

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    This study investigates the effects of human-animal interactions, bonds and relationships on incarcerated individuals through their involvement in a prison-based animal training program. The context of the study provides a unique opportunity to examine human-animal interaction in a situation of...

  5. Cats and owners interact more with each other after a longer duration of separation

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    Little is known about the cat’s (Felis silvestris catus) need for human contact, although it is generally believed that cats are more independent pets than e.g. dogs. In this study, we investigated the effect of time left alone at home on cat behaviour (e.g. social and distress-related)...

  6. Childhood Attachment to Pets: Associations between Pet Attachment, Attitudes to Animals, Compassion, and Humane Behaviour

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    Attachment to pets has an important role in children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development, mental health, well-being, and quality of life. This study examined associations between childhood attachment to pets and caring and friendship behaviour, compassion, and attitudes towards...

  7. How to build the forever dog | Rodney Habib | TEDxMexicoCitySalon

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    Digital storyteller Rodney Habib's dog, Sam, was diagnosed with cancer which sent him on a mission to save her life. Rodney Habib has spent his last years travelling the globe gathering the most up-to-date information on canine cancer. During his talk at TEDxMexicoCitySalon, Rodney shared...

  8. Psychosocial Impact of Pet Keeping on Schoolchildren in China

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    Studies in Western countries have demonstrated the benefits of pets for humans. However, there are not many studies on human-pet relationships in different cultures and societies; for example, few in Asia. This questionnaire survey demonstrated that attachment to pets benefits the psychosocial...

  9. Interpersonal and Pet Attachment, Empathy toward Animals, and Anthropomorphism: An Investigation of Pet Owners in Romania

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    The current study investigates the associations between interpersonal and pet attachment (anxiety and avoidance dimensions), empathy toward animals, and anthropomorphism in the Romanian cultural context, where problems regarding the effectiveness of pet management programs are still being...

  10. Our co-evolution with dogs | Karen Becker | TEDxMexicoCitySalon

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    Karen Shaw Becker is the most followed veterinarian in the world, and for good reason. Dr Becker believes in a deliberate, common sense approach to creating and maintaining vibrant health for companion animals and an unconventional, integrative approach to addressing disease and re-establishing...

  11. The Intersection of Aging and Pet Guardianship: Influences of Health and Social Support

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    Studies of the human-animal bond show many positive health effects for pet guardians including a sense of companionship, reduced depression and loneliness, and higher activity levels, yet few studies have examined factors such as how the pet guardians’ health, age, and social networks...

  12. Paws for Thought: The Importance of Dogs in a Seniors Social Intervention

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    As Australia faces an aging population with an unprecedented life expectancy, it is the community’s obligation to ensure seniors are offered resources to support their well-being. Studies investigating loneliness in aged-care facilities attest to the therapeutic properties of dogs for...

  13. Paws for Thought: The Importance of Dogs in a Seniors Social Intervention

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    As Australia faces an aging population with an unprecedented life expectancy, it is the community’s obligation to ensure seniors are offered resources to support their well-being. Studies investigating loneliness in aged-care facilities attest to the therapeutic properties of dogs for...

  14. An Animal-Assisted Intervention Study in the Nursing Home: Lessons Learned

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    AAI studies in the nursing home pose a specific set of challenges. In this article the practical and ethical issues encountered during a Dutch psychogeriatric nursing home AAI study are addressed with the aim of sharing our experiences for future researchers as well as AAI practitioners in...

  15. Dances of the Heart: Connecting with Animals | Sally Morgan | TEDxEasthamptonWomen

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    Sally Morgan and Tristan Corgi will teach us the value of communicating with our four-legged friends. Noted author and animal, Sally has spent a lifetime honoring the relationships we share with the pets in our lives. Sally Morgan PT CST, teacher, speaker and author of the Amazon bestseller...

  16. Dances of the Heart: Connecting with Animals | Sally Morgan | TEDxEasthamptonWomen

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    Sally Morgan and Tristan Corgi will teach us the value of communicating with our four-legged friends. Noted author and animal, Sally has spent a lifetime honoring the relationships we share with the pets in our lives. Sally Morgan PT CST, teacher, speaker and author of the Amazon bestseller...

  17. Canines for Christ of Greater Cincinnati

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    Canines For Christ is a faith based Pet Therapy group, showing Christian love through giving and acting. Our first priority is the people we help. Our primary focus is to get dogs and their handlers into the community visiting locations such as nursing homes, libraries, hospice, and many other...

  18. Iloa ja sisältöä ikääntyvän elämään : lemmikin omistaminen merkityksellisenä toimintana

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    Yksilölle merkityksellisen toiminnan kautta ihminen ylläpitää terveyttään ja hyvinvointiaan. Merkitykset ja tyytyväisyyden kokeminen muodostuvat ainutlaatuisten kiinnostuksen kohteiden ja toimintojen kautta. Opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli tarkastella...

  19. Hearts and Hooves Therapy

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    Heart and Hooves Therapy is a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity. We are here to enhance the lives of children and adults, any age and ability with a different kind of therapy! We use AAA (animal assisted activities) and AAT (animal assisted therapy) to  offer on-site sessions and off-site...

  20. Salute of Service

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    Salute of Service is a 501c3 nonprofit grassroots service dog training program which is currently raising funds to assist Maine veterans who need service dogs. As result of the successful Owner Trained Service Dog Program at the University of Maine at Machias, several veterans approached our...