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Experiences with Pets Study

Download the flyer here.

Are you 18 years or older?

Do you currently live with a pet?

You are invited to participate in a research study conducted by Virginia Commonwealth University.

For more information, download the flyer here.

The goal is to develop and validate a measure that is able to capture general pet-related stress. You will be asked to complete an online survey that takes about 10 minutes.

To participate, either scan the QR code in the attached flyer or click on this link.

The research team can be contacted on 804-220-1182 (U.S. only) or via email

Call for Papers: Special issue of the Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin (HAIB) Animal hospice/ palliative care, euthanasia, and grief/loss related to companion animals Paper submissions due by: January 13, 2022

Authors are invited to submit articles for the special edition of the Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin on pertinent aspects of hospice/palliative care, euthanasia, or grief/loss related to companion animals.

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2021 SCAS Conference convenes record number of AAI researchers and practitioners from across the globe

We are delighted to announce a record-breaking attendance at our 2021 conference, held online on Sunday 19 September,

Attendees from over twelve countries including the UK, USA, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, Estonia, the Philippines, India, Mexico, Mauritius, Germany, Nigeria and Ghana participated in the virtual event, learning about new research and programmatic advances in key areas of Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI).

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New postgraduate course in Human-Animal Interactions!

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A new opportunity for students and professionals interested in expanding their knowledge and expertise in Human-Animal Interaction studies!

Postgraduate Certificate & Master of Arts Degree (MA) in Professional Development in Human-Animal Interactions (via distance learning).

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Online panel featuring leading experts in animal behaviour and dog cognition

Animal Matters: Our Canine Connection

The hour-long event will cover human-dog interaction issues from both ends of the leash – including examining our role in the wolf domestication process, requiring dog consent for participation in studies, and ways to improve the lives of both dogs and humans.

Tune In and Help Us Promote a Special Animal Matters Panel on Saturday 21 August at 12PM PT (8 pm UK time)

Annenberg PetSpace is hosting a special panel discussion with Alexandra Horowitz, Evan MacLean, Sandra McCune and James Serpell. Moderated by Patrick Flynn, the hour-long online discussion will cover a variety of topics from the Frontiers Research Topic, Our Canine Connection: The History, Benefits and Future of Human-Dog Interactions.

Register here for free!

Celebrate International Cat Day: 8 August 2021

What is International Cat Day?

Sunday 8th August 2021 is #InternationalCatDay

#InternationalCatDay a full 24 hours of recognition and veneration of one of humanity’s oldest and most beloved pets.

International Cat Care is the custodian of International Cat Day, an organisation that works internationally to improve cat welfare through collation and promotion of evidence-based research into feline physical and mental wellbeing.

Read more about cats, how to care for cats, and how you and your cat can celebrate #InternationalCatDay:

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