Therapy Dogs of Santa Barbara
The mission of Therapy Dogs of Santa Barbara is to empower people to live more fulfilling lives through the human-animal bond.
Returning a Shelter Dog: The Role of Owner Expectations and Dog Behavior
| Contributor(s):: Powell, Lauren, Lee, Brittany, Reinhard, Chelsea L., Morris, Margaret, Satriale, Donya, Serpell, James, Watson, Brittany
Millions of animals are adopted from animal shelters in the United States each year, although some are returned post-adoption, which can decrease both the animals’ chances of future adoptions and the owners’ willingness to adopt again. In this study, we investigated the impact of...
Editorial: Our Canine Connection: The History, Benefits and Future of Human-Dog Interactions
| Contributor(s):: Strauss, E. G., McCune, S., MacLean, E., Fine, A.
2021 Front Vet Sci 8 784491 2297-1769 (Print)2297-1769 10.3389/fvets.2021.784491 eng The Center for Urban Resilience, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, United States.School of Psychology, School of Life Sciences, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, United Kingdom.Animal Matters...
Dog Parks as an Institutional Resource for Social Capital in the Urban Neighborhood
| Contributor(s):: Vincent, Aviva
Is There a Correlation Between Dog Obesity and Human Obesity? Preliminary Findings of Overweight Status Among Dog Owners and Their Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Linder, Deborah E., Santiago, Sasha, Halbreich, Eli D.
A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part I): Methods and Results
| Contributor(s):: Holder, T. R. N., Gruen, M. E., Roberts, D. L., Somers, T., Bozkurt, A.
Rethinking One Health, Part 2
| Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith, Kate Hodgson
In this second part, Dr. Smith continues to describe the concept he recognized as fundamental to the human-animal bond during trip he took with his dog Beau to Alaska in 2007. It would later be defined by Dr. Kate Hodgson, a veterinarian at the University of Toronto, using a new term, zooeyia.
The Long Journey Home: Traveling with Beau
| Contributor(s):: Donald F. Smith
In Part 11 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, preparations were made for Doris to fly home while Dr. Smith and Beau retraced their route across North America. The remaining 10 days of the trip were relatively uneventful.
Clear Path for Veterans Canine Program
Clear Path for Veterans offers select Canine Programs for both Veterans and community members who wish to participate in training with their canine companions. It is our goal to improve and enhance the quality of life of each of those who have the opportunity to engage in our training programs....
Lake Kluane: Traveling with Beau
In Part 8 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the stop at Kluane National Park and Reserve offered views of some of the most majestic mountains in North America and a chance for Beau to run along the lake and get tangles of burrs in his coat.
Animal Farm in healthcare: definitions, policies, laws and implications for health professionals
| Contributor(s):: Ben-Sefer, E., Shields, L.
2021J R Soc Med1144171-1770141-0768 (Print)0141-076810.1177/0141076821996003engSchool of Nursing and Dental Hygiene, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, 96822 USA.Faculty of Medicine, The 1974University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia 4029.School of Nursing, Midwifery and...
Traveling with Beau: My 34-Day Trip to a Deeper Understanding of One Health
In Part 1, Dr. Smith provides background on the 10,000 mile trip he took to Alaska with his dog named Beau in 2007. During this long journey, valuable insights are gained into One Health and an understanding of the human-animal bond that changed his whole outlook on veterinary medicine.
Exploring the Role of Playfulness with Canine Companions in Coping with Stress: How Men Are Impacted by Human–Animal Interaction Through Calling on a Memory of Play
| Contributor(s):: Mary Harlinger, Chris Blazina
A Lesson in Humility: Traveling with Beau
In Part 4 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the drive across North Dakota was their worst day when Beau became ill. It proved to be the turning point in the experience of traveling with a dog and offered a dose of humility and common sense not...
The Texas of Canada: Traveling with Beau
In Part 6 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, the travelers cross Alberta into British Columbia at the eastern terminus of the ALCAN, or Alaska-Canada Highway.
The Canadian Prairie: Traveling with Beau
In Part 5 in a series of stories reflecting on a 2007 trip to Alaska with his dog, Beau, views of the Canadian prairie are described from the U.S. border through Saskatchewan.
Traveling Dog Named Beau
The life of Beau, a favorite dog of the Smith family, is chronicled during his years of travelling, including to an epic journey to Alaska. Remembering those moments provides some of the greatest blessings through that special relationship called the human-animal bond.
Homeless People and Their Dogs: Exploring the Nature and Impact of the Human–Companion Animal Bond
| Contributor(s):: Scanlon, Louise, Hobson-West, Pru, Cobb, Kate, McBride, Anne, Stavisky, Jenny
The Initial Months of COVID-19: Dog Owners' Veterinary-Related Concerns
| Contributor(s):: Kogan, L. R., Erdman, P., Bussolari, C., Currin-McCulloch, J., Packman, W.
Veterinarians, like many other professions, were significantly impacted by the onset of COVID-19 in the spring of 2020. Standard practices were disrupted, and veterinary hospitals had to quickly modify standard protocols to safely serve their clients and patients. The purpose of this study was...