Owners' Attitudes, Knowledge, and Care Practices: Exploring the Implications for Domestic Cat Behavior and Welfare in the Home
| Contributor(s):: Grigg, E. K., Kogan, L. R.
Available research on the link between domestic cats’ environment and welfare has primarily been conducted in animal shelters or research facilities; a better understanding of the welfare of cats living in homes is needed. This study measured the attitudes of current U.S.-based cat owners...
PAWsitive Outlook: The Effects of Human-Animal Interaction on Incarcerated Women Participating in a Prison-based Animal Program
| Contributor(s):: Katherine Sohn
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...
The Intersection of Aging and Pet Guardianship: Influences of Health and Social Support
| Contributor(s):: Ranell L. Mueller, Elizabeth G. Hunter
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...
Hearts and Hooves Therapy
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...
The Human Animal Bond–Learning From the Past, Looking Toward the Future | Angela Moe | TEDxKalamazoo
| Contributor(s):: Angela Moe
Throughout human history, animals have played a central role in our lives. The human-animal bond is a complex and fascinating phenomenon, perhaps best exemplified by our relationship with canines. What is it about dogs that sets them apart in their ability to connect to us? This talk examines...
Preliminary analysis of post-adoption outcomes for kittens and adult cats rehomed through a New Zealand animal shelter
| Contributor(s):: Gates, M. C., Mancera, K., Dale, A., Zito, S.
Human-Animal Connections and Nursing Science: What Is the Relationship?
| Contributor(s):: Krause-Parello, C. A.
Effects of Short-Term Human-Horse Interactions on Human Heart Rate Variability: A Multiple Single Case Study
| Contributor(s):: Saan Ecker, Amy Lykins
The Human–Animal Relationship as the Focus of Animal-Assisted Interventions: A One Health Approach
| Contributor(s):: Lucia Francesca Menna, Antonio Santaniello, Margherita Todisco, Alessia Amato, Luca Borrelli, Cristiano Scandurra, Alessandro Fioretti
Dog Ownership and Survival: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
| Contributor(s):: Caroline K. Kramer, Sadia Mehmood, Renée S. Suen
Psychiatric Assistance Dog Use for People Living With Mental Health Disorders
| Contributor(s):: Lloyd, J., Johnston, L., Lewis, J.
A psychiatric assistance dog (PAD) is a service dog that is trained to assist its handler (owner) who has been diagnosed with a mental health condition such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. Literature searches reveal that little...
Andrew Nicholas Rowan
Ancient Bond Between Human and Animals Revealed in 14,000-Year-Old Diseased Dog Teeth
| Contributor(s):: Kristin Hugo
The relationships between older, physically impaired men and their pets
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer Hughes Williams
The present study examined older male adults' lived experiences with pet ownership. There is robust literature on older adults and the human-animal bond, but presently there are no qualitative phenomenological studies that focus solely on older physically impaired males who live alone and...
An Exploratory Study of Veterinary Professionals' Self-Reported Support of Bereaved Clients Before, During, and After Companion Animal Euthanasia in Southwestern Ontario, Canada
| Contributor(s):: Matte, A. R., Khosa, D. K., Meehan, M. P., Coe, J. B., Niel, L.
An Occupational Therapist's Manual for Animal Assisted Therapy with Emotionally Disturbed Adolescents
| Contributor(s):: Ann Marie Bilek, Hannah Osborne
According to the comprehensive literature review, animals are currently being used as an effective tool during therapy and have been reported to promote improvement with communication, behaviors, quality of life, and self esteem of different treatment populations. Since emotionally disturbed...
A Reference Tool for Occupational Therapists to Utilize when Planning Occupation-Based Interventions Using Animal-Assisted Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Jennifer L. Hamre, Kathryn E. Nagorka
The purpose of this scholarly project was to develop a reference tool for occupational therapists to implement an animal-assisted therapy (AAT) program utilizing small animals in preparatory, purposeful, and occupation-based interventions. A thorough literature review was completed using...
| Contributor(s):: Borns-Weil, S.
Paws and Think, Inc.
Paws and Think, Inc. was founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) organization to bring the benefits off the human-animal bond to both people and dogs. Our Mission is Improving lives through the power of the human-dog connection. We do this through our Youth-Canine programs, helping at-risk or...