Those of us who own pets know they make us happy. But a growing body of scientific research is showing that our pets can also make us healthy, or healthier. http://petfriendlysites.com/petfriendlysites/pet-therapy-animals-humans-heal/
Animals in Our Lives
Lola Goes to Work by Marcia Goldman
Dot is a 6 year old Brittany who will be at the UGL this fall!
Lilly, a 5 year old Goldendoodle, is visiting the library fall 2014!
Jeannie is a 3 year old Bichon Frise who is visiting the UGL fall 2014!
How Dogs Love Us: a Neuroscientist and his Adopted Dog Decode the Canine Brain by Gregory Berns
One incredible dog!: Lady, by Chris Williams
Rose, a visiting dog's story, by Stephanie Calmenson
Paws & effect: the healing power of dogs, by Sharon Sakson
Between pets and people: the importance of animal companionship, by Alan Beck
Science Behind Animal-Assisted Therapy
American Red Cross Animal Assisted Therapy
The American Humane Society and Animal Assisted Therapy
Animal-assisted therapy, by Donald Altschiller
Therapy pets : the animal-human healing partnership, by Jacqueline J. Crawford & Karen A. Pomerinke
Animal assisted therapy in counseling, by Cynthia K. Chandler
Handbook on animal-assisted therapy: theoretical foundations and guidelines for practice, edited by Aubrey H. Fine
"Therapy dogs provide stress relief at UGL", Daily Illini October 30, 2012
The domestic dog : its evolution, behaviour, and interactions with people, edited by James Serpell