Category: Charities

  • Free Resources for the Study of the Human-Animal Bond

    If you’re looking for a great resource for scholarly articles and journals visit HABRI Central – an electronic library and collaborative resource hub for the study of the Human-animal bond: HABRI Central is an online platform for open research and collaboration into the relationships between humans and animals, specifically companion animals. HABRI Central uses a combination […]

  • Dogs Trained To “Sniff Out” Landmines & Save Lives

    Landmines maim & kill thousands each year, keep people from their homes, and deny the use of productive land. The Marshall Legacy Institute works in war-torn countries and provides Mine Detection Dogs (MDDs) to “sniff out” landmines, save lives and return the land to productive use. MDDs are one of the most efficient and effective […]

  • Pets As Therapy (UK)

    Pets As Therapy is a national UK charity founded in 1983. It provides therapeutic visits to hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, special needs schools and a variety of other venues by volunteers with their own friendly, temperament tested, vaccinated dogs & cats. Since its establishment 28,000+ PAT dogs have been registered into the Pets […]

  • Therapy Dogs United

    Therapy Dogs United, Inc. (TDU) inspires physical rehabilitation and therapeutic healing through exploration of the unique animal-to-human bond and the use of interactive animal-assisted therapy and humane education.  Therapy dogs impact learning and provide the catalyst for positive change.  Since a therapy dog loves to interact with everyone – from children, to adults, to seniors – their core Facility Dog Placement Programs and Educational Programs really allow […]

  • 20 Reasons You Absolutely Need A Dog In Your Life!

    1. Dogs empathize with human pain  Goldsmiths College released a study that showed more dogs will approach someone who’s crying or in distress than someone who is not. This demonstrates that dogs are empathetic and are eager to help comfort humans in pain.  2. Dogs can detect cancer Due to their incredible sense of smell, […]

  • Universities introduce “puppy breaks” for students

    The end of semester can be a tough time, with students feeling the crunch of big assignments and cramming for exams. Add to it the lack of sleep, eating badly and more than a few drinks, and it’s pretty easy to get stressed out. Dalhousie University is trying out a new way to fight stress: […]

  • Assistance Dogs International Conference 2014

    Assistance Dogs International (ADI) is a coalition of not for profit assistance dog organisations. The purpose of ADI is to improve the areas of training, placement, and utilization of assistance dogs, staff and volunteer education, as well as educating the public about assistance dogs, and advocating for the legal rights of people with disabilities partnered with assistance dogs. […]

  • Pets for Life Campaign

    Approximately one quarter of all people over retirement age own pets but SCAS research revealed that the majority of care homes and sheltered housing complexes in the UK do not have pet policies resulting in many older people having to part with their pets.There are many situations where people of all ages find themselves facing difficulties […]