US Pet Ownership Demograhics:
Ownership Trends in the US
Data from the AVMA.
Health Benefits to Humans
- "How Owning a Dog or Cat Can Reduce Stress"
From the About.com Guide to Stress Management
- "Seniors Can Benefit from Pet Adoption"
From the About.com Guide to Senior Living
- The Delta Society
"Improving human health through service and therapy animals."
- People Pet Partnership
The Pet-People Partnership (PPP), is a public service program in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University.
- Angel On A Leash
Therapy charity of the Westminster Kennel Club
Resources from the About Guide to Deafness, Jamie Berke.
Companions For Independence
Providing "Exceptional Dogs for Exceptional People".
for the Deaf, Inc.
This organization rescues unwanted dogs and trains them to be "hearing aids" for deaf people.
dog schools in the United States
From the National Federation for the Blind
Dogs For The Blind, Inc.
A non-profit organization that provides Guide dogs and training for the United States and Canada.
A Canadian not-for-profit organization that raises and trains service dogs.
- Service dog success stories - (in this case, Golden Retrievers)