How to Prevent Dog Bites in Children


Having a dog as a pet can be one of the cornerstones of a happy childhood. The joy and friendship of a dog can positively shape a child’s world, the benefits of which can be carried forward throughout his or her entire life. Teaching the do’s and don’ts regarding animals is one of the most […]

Yes, Companion Animals are Good For Us!


PROVIDING STABILITY “Companion animals provide stability in many peoples’ homes. They offer a sense of continuity over the family life cycle and may serve especially important functions during major life events or critical life transitions such as divorce, marriage and remarriage, widowhood, and becoming an empty nester. It has been found, for example, that children […]

How to Choose the Right Dog for Your Family


According to Aubrey H. Fine, Ed.D., pet lover, pet therapy specialist, psychologist and author, taking time to consider a number of factors about your family and your expectations before you go out to look for a pet will result in greater satisfaction and fewer relinquished or abandoned animals. Companion animals are not things; they are […]