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Perceptions of guide dog users on their dogs' impact on their lives
Contributor(s):: Mei Ling Wong
Since 1929, dogs have been trained in the United States to guide the blind and visually impaired. While there are numerous testimonials and personal accounts on how dog guides change the individual lives of their blind handlers, there is a paucity of research on this topic. The intent of this...
Ensure your pet's future: Estate planning for owners and their animal compaions
Contributor(s):: Rachel Hirschfeld
Pets are a central and vital part of their owners' lives, and it is statistically well-documented that seniors and people with health issues derive substantial benefits from their pets. However, pet owners often do not consider what will happen to their pets if they die or become disabled. Many...
The impact of owner age on companionship with virtual pets
Contributor(s):: S. Lawson, T. Chesney
Animal-companion depictions in women's magazine advertising
Contributor(s):: Patricia Kennedy, Mary G. McGarvey
Via a content analysis of 1398 advertisements that include both people and pets and that appeared in women’s magazines over a period of four decades, this study examines the changing roles played by companion animals and the changes in themes used in these advertisements. Considering both the...
Valuing man's and woman's best friend: The moral and legal status of companion animals
Contributor(s):: Rebecca J. Huss
Reflections on companion animals
Contributor(s):: John F. Kullberg
A Member of the Family: A Practical Ideal Type for Including Companion Animals in Protective Orders
Contributor(s):: Loi N Taylor
Research Purpose: The purpose of this research is threefold using the 13 states that passed legislation to include companion animals in protective orders between 2006 and 2009. The first purpose is to establish a practical ideal type for the automatic inclusion of companion animals in protective...
Estimation of the number and demographics of companion dogs in the UK
Contributor(s):: Lucy Asher, Emma Buckland, C Ianthi Phylactopoulos, Martin C Whiting, Siobhan M Abeyesinghe, Christopher M Wathes
Background: Current estimates of the UK dog population vary, contain potential sources of bias and are based onexpensive, large scale, public surveys. Here, we evaluate the potential of a variety of sources for estimation andmonitoring of the companion dog population in the UK and associated...
Nothing to fear, but… Part III: Client fear of animal-related emotional harm
| Contributor(s):: Myrna Milani
Years ago, George Schaller, the first western scientist to study giant pandas, wrote, “There are two giant pandas: the one that exists in our minds and the one that lives in its wilderness.” (1) The same may be said about the domestic animals with which some clients live and interact. And even...
Animals as scientific objects
Multidimensional quality of life and human
| Contributor(s):: Schneider, Tamera R., Lyons, Joseph B., Tetrick, Mark A., Accortt, Eynav E.
The Human-Animal Bond and Loss: Providing Support for Grieving Clients
| Contributor(s):: Toray, Tamina
It's a dog's life: Elevating status from pet to "Fur baby" at Yappy hour
| Contributor(s):: Greenebaum, J.
Hounds Helping Heroes Heal
Any U.S. Military Veteran that has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD ) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is eligible and encouraged to apply for an ESA/Service Dog through H4 – Hounds Helping Heroes Heal. Once the application and screening process is completed, the appropriate dog will...
Saving Grace K9's
The unconditional love of dogs has saved many veterans from taking their own lives which is why Saving Grace K9's believes in partnering veterans with a rescue dog. For the Saving Grace K9's program, the dogs used are not breed specific and are trained in tandem with the veteran handler...