The next lecture in the HABRI Human-Animal Bond Lecture Series will stream live on July 22nd, 2021 at 4:00 PM EST (9 pm UK time)
This is a chance to work with one of the best-known researchers in HAI, based in the US! The group of Dr. Maggie O’Haire is recruiting for a Lab Manager to join their human-animal interaction research team at Purdue University.
SCAS trustee Dr. Sandra McCune talks to Steve Dale about The Wallis Annenberg PetSpace Leadership Institute and a research paper she co-authored with Dr. Daniel Promislow on how you can delay aging, or at least a few issues associated with aging, by sharing your life with a dog. There are also many similarities in how dogs age and how we age.
The Wallis Annenberg PetSpace Leadership Institute has brought together a who’s who of leaders in the world of human-animal bond studies and anthrozoology to talk about ideas and research the bond further. Soon, 14 different scientific papers will be released.
Purina Pet Foods have developed a ‘pets at work toolkit’ for employees in the form of FREE printable guides. These include advice on approaching your boss and a starter kit ‘etiquette guide’ that is designed to help pet-friendly workplaces make sure that everyone’s happy (pets included).
Are you one of the 33% of UK households that owns a dog?
If you are, your life may look a little like this: you get up in the morning and go through your routine with your beloved dog to prepare them for the day and leave for work. Then your much-loved companion stays at home and waits for your return. Sometimes, there is someone else at home to stay with your pet, or perhaps a friend or pet-sitter keeps a watchful eye on them, but that is the life of most pets and their owners.Continue reading
By Dr Elizabeth Ormerod BVMS CF, Chair, Society for Companion Animal Studies
As anyone who’s attended a SCAS Annual Conference will attest, it’s an exciting event!
There are hundreds of attendees from the world of Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) and Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI) — ranging from volunteers and programme providers, to renowned international pioneers at the forefront of research — all with the same goals in mind: to learn the latest advances in AAI as well as encouraging collaboration between researchers and healthcare professionals.Continue reading
Pet owners know only too well about the joy that comes with living with companion animals. Our pets seem to be instinctively attuned to our emotions. Dogs, for example, aren’t only able to understand many of the words we use, but they’re also phenomenal at interpreting voice tone and body language. And like a human, a loyal dog will often look into our eyes to understand our emotional state in order to better read and understand our mood – sad, happy, angry, or stressed.Continue reading
How amazing volunteers and their ‘befriender’ dogs are making a difference to patients at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
For #VolunteersWeek, the Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) is highlighting the work one member leads to bring ‘Befriender dogs’ into hospital wards to support patients.Continue reading
The deadline for abstracts is June 15, with a final manuscript deadline of September 15, 2021.Continue reading