Call for submissions
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Pet Behaviour Science, a new open access journal, is looking forward to receiving your submissions. Please, find out more at www.petbehaviourscience.org
It is free for both authors...
Study shows dog owners are happier and less neurotic than cat owners
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Researchers at Manhattanville College surveyed 263 pet owners and found that dog owners were happier, more conscientious, and less neurotic than cat owners. Read about the interesting...
New Call for Proposals, Waltham Human-Animal Interaction Research Programme
Waltham recently announced the availability of approximately $524,000 to fund two high quality studies investigating the impact of companion animals on human cognition or academic outcomes. More...
Hope the therapy dog brings comfort to young patients at Portland hospital Read more: http://www.kptv.com/story/28751009/hope-the-therapy-dog-brings-comfort-to-young-patients-at-portland-hospital#ixzz3Wvs3zEeG
There's a new member of the staff at OHSU Doerbecher Children's Hospital who walks on all fours and specializes in snuggling. Hope, a 2-year-old golden retriever, came to Portland...
The Groundbreaking Study Proving Dogs Can Help Us to be More Fully Human
With approximately 1.2 million dogs euthanized in shelters annually, and thousands of young offenders serving time in juvenile correctional facilities, a proactive approach that nurtures the...
Strong Bonds with Pets May Help Foster Resiliency in Military-Connected Children
Developing resiliency has important benefits for children, especially those from military families faced with significant challenges such as parental deployment and frequent moves. New research...
Kids, Dogs Touch Same Soft Spot in the Brain: Study
A study done on women who are both mothers and pet owners shows that human responses to our dogs is not greatly different from the response to our children. Read the article...
Sick man has 'complete turnaround' after hospital reunion with lost pet
After being hospitalized, a man's health significantly deteriorates because of his longing for his beloved dog. Click here to read the amazing story of both the man and the dog's...
HABRI Foundation Awards Research Grants
The HABRI Foundation awarded grants to five different research initiatives studying the benefits of the human-animal bond. Among these research efforts is the American Humane Association’s study of...
Call for Proposals
We are pleased to share this call for
proposals for the 1st
Global Conference: Making Sense of: The Animal and Human Bond, which will take
13th July – Tuesday 15th
SITES "Animal Connections: Our Journey Together" to come to DC
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The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) brings the traveling exhibit “Animal Connections: Our Journey Together“ to the National Mall this weekend. Made possible...
Student looking for human-animal bond researchers
Hi there, I am new around here but am very excited to see such an intriguing group of people! I am currently an undergraduate student of psychology in Canada and will be applying to graduate school...
Dog Kisses: More Than Just Slobber
A handful of studies and data are now showing that spending time with their dogs increases oxytocin in pet owners.
One study looked at amounts of oxytocin after the owners gazed at their dogs;...
Lost Cat Travels 190 mile to Reunite With Owners
After being lost on vacation, Holly, a beautiful tortoise shell cat, traveled 190 miles to return home. You can read the full story here:...
Meg Daley Olmert's TEDxTalk on the Human-Animal Bond
Hi all, here’s a link to the TEDxTalk I gave at Washington College on June 30, 2012. It’s based on 20 years of research and my book, Made For Each Other, The Biology of the...
Paws in Prison
A prison based dog training program at Hawkins Center for Women is helping prisoners, dogs and their future adoptive families. Read more about the program here:...