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  1. Lending a Helping Paw: Streamlining a Volunteer Handbook

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    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. Animal-Assisted Therapy as an Intervention for Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis to Guide Evidence-Based Practice

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

  7. Development and Validation of an Instrument to Assess Horseback Mobility in Hippotherapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

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

    Journal Articles

  9. Low risk of transmission of pathogenic bacteria between children and the assistance dog during animal-assisted therapy if strict rules are followed

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

  10. Evaluating preference for and reinforcing efficacy of a therapy dog to increase verbal statements

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

  11. "The connection just happens": Therapists' perspectives of canine-assisted occupational therapy for children on the autism spectrum

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

  12. Parkinson's disease and the gut: Models of an emerging relationship

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

  13. Smartphone-Based Inertial Odometry for Blind Walkers

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

  14. Pilot Study: Occupational Therapy in an Equine Environment for Youth With Autism

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

  15. Effects of hippotherapy on postural balance, functional mobility, self-perceived fatigue, and quality of life in people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: Secondary results of an exploratory clinical trial

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

  16. Using Virtual Pet to Replace Pet Therapy Visits in Our Nursing Facility During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

    2021J Am Med Dir Assoc223B181538-937510.1016/j.jamda.2021.01.088engtext

  17. Tracking positive and negative affect in PTSD inpatients during a service dog intervention

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

  18. Impact of hippotherapy for balance improvement and flexibility in elderly people

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

  19. Neuromuscular activation analysis of the trunk muscles during hippotherapy sessions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.

  20. Effects of equine riding on static and dynamic mechanical contraction of the thighs and trunk muscles in inactive women

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fielding, W. J.