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  1. It's raining cats, dogs and diapers! The intersections of rising pet ownership and LGBTQ+ coupledom

    Contributor(s):: Gabb, Jacqui

  2. Post-communist canine: a feminist approach to women and dogs in canine performance sports in Poland

    Contributor(s):: Wlodarczyk, J.

    The article attempts to present the complexity of relationships between women, capitalism, democracy, and competitive dog training in post-communist Poland. The article documents the correlation between increased involvement of women in competitive canine sports in Poland after 1989, changes in...

  3. Veterinarians and Their Perception of the Treatment of Animal Abuse Cases in the Criminal Justice System

    Contributor(s):: Dustin A. Richardson

    Americans love their companion animals. In 2015, nearly two-thirds (65%) of all households in the U.S. housed at least one pet (APPA, n.d.). This love does not translate to policy, however, as many animals are left defenseless. Interestingly, the Animal Legal Defense Fund (2016) has ranked...

  4. Interaction with shelter dogs reduces negative affect of adolescents in substance use disorder treatment

    Contributor(s):: Ellsworth, L. M., Tragesser, S., Newberry, R. C.

    We investigated the effectiveness of a human-animal interaction program, involving dogs from an animal shelter, in improving affect of adolescent males in inpatient treatment for substance use disorder (SUD). We hypothesized that adolescents would experience improvements in affect and attitudes...

  5. Applying social science to inform conservation solutions regarding owned outdoor cats in urbanizing landscapes

    Contributor(s):: Ashley Gramza

    Free-ranging domestic cats (Felis catus) incur and impose risks on ecosystems and represent a complex issue of critical importance to wildlife conservation and domestic cat and human health. There is an inherent social dimension to the issue of owned free-ranging cats, as humans are their...

  6. The broken bond: The cultural construction of the shelter pet

    Contributor(s):: Harbolt, Tami Lynne

  7. Animal ownership and civil responsibility

    Contributor(s):: Tropardi, N. C. de O.

  8. Teaching the dog and learning from the dog: interactivity in herding dog training and use

    Contributor(s):: Savalois, N., Lescureux, N., Brunois, F.

  9. Friends, confidants, and companion animals: A study of social support network characteristics and psychological well-being among pet owners and nonowners

    Contributor(s):: Zasloff, Ruth

  10. Pets' Position within the Family Structure from the Owners' Perspective: Sources and Consequences of Owners' Views

    Contributor(s):: So, Sum

  11. The effect of pet ownership on physical well-being in older adults

    Contributor(s):: Pohnert, Tami S.

  12. The relationship between the perceived burden of elderly spousal caregivers and attachment to a pet

    Contributor(s):: Watson, Connie Cleo

  13. The role of pets in the experience of Hurricane Charley victims: A phenomenological study

    Contributor(s):: Orr, Amy E.

  14. Chubby puppies and fat cats: Gendered deviance through overweight pets

    Contributor(s):: Craven, Nena Sechler

  15. Dogs, cats, and their people: The place of the family pet and attitudes about pet keeping

    Contributor(s):: Johnson, Jill

    The perception of pets as ‘family members’ is an important area of research in the study of human-animal relationships. The objective of this thesis is to assess the ways in which pets are integrated into the home, and to explore how pet owners regard their dogs and cats within their...

  16. Human-animal bonding: An investigation of attributes

    Contributor(s):: Johannson, Eunice E.

  17. Mother and infant communication: Mothers' experiences and infants' preferences

    Contributor(s):: Abraham, Jane Larkin

  18. The human-canine bond : differential effects of pet presence on family communication

    Contributor(s):: Jackson, Jennifer Sak

  19. The role of pets in some urban American families

    Contributor(s):: Cohen, Susan Phillips

  20. Factors influencing the temporal patterns of dyadic behaviours and interactions between domestic cats and their owners

    Contributor(s):: Wedl, M., Bauer, B., Gracey, D., Grabmayer, C., Spielauer, E., Day, J., Kotrschal, K.