HP Research & News – old

Last updated on: February 24, 2016

This page is intended to present some of the documentation and research that is available regarding therapy dogs and their impact on people's lives.


 1.  Animal Assisted Interventions by Beki Dellow, Occupational Therapist: http://www.slideshare.net/BekiDellow/animal-assisted-therapy-20348380

2.  American Veterinary Medical Association:  https://ebusiness.avma.org/ProductCatalog/product.aspx?ID=64

3.  Therapy Dogs for Vets:  http://dogsforvets.com/therapy-dogs-for-vets/

4.  Therapeutic Dogs Good for Heart Patients:  http://www.nbcnews.com/id/10051979/ns/health-heart_health/t/therapeutic-dogs-good-heart-patients/

5.  Perceptions of the Impact of Pet Therapy on Residents/Patients and Staff in Facilities Visited by TDI Dogs: 

Therapy Dogs, International, Jacqueline Jones, PhD, OTR/L  http://www.tdi-dog.org/images/tdistudy.pdf

6.  UCLA Health about Animal-Assisted Therapy dogs:  www.uclahealth.org/site.cfm?id=2700

7.  Animal-assisted therapy in patients hospitalized with heart failure:

American Journal of Critical Care, 2007 http://ajcc.aacnjournals.org/content/16/6/575.full

8.  Health benefits of animal-assisted interventions:

Complementary Health Practice Review, 2007 (Download PDF)

9.  Children with autism and therapy dogs in social interaction:

Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology, 2010 (Download PDF)

10. Dementia and animal-assisted therapy: 

American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias, 2003 (Download PDF)

11. Dogs ease anxiety, improve health status of hospitalized heart failure patients:

American Heart Association Abstract 2513 (Download PDF)

12. The Power of Wagging Tails: A Doctor's Guide to Dog Therapy and Healing (book)  By Dawn A. Marcus, 2011

13. Pet Partners News and Articles:  https://petpartners.org/about-us/news/

14. NPR clip:  How Animals And Humans Heal Each Other

15. In long-term care facilities: http://www.therapydogs.org/documents/Therapy%20Dogs%20in%20the%20Long.pdf

16. Children with disabilities:  http://www.therapydogs.org/documents/Social%20effects%20of%20a%20dog%20on%20children%20with%20disabilities.pdf

17. In prisons:  http://www.therapydogs.org/documents/Human-Animal%20Interaction%20in%20a%20Prison%20Setting.pdf

18. In schools:  http://www.therapydogs.org/documents/A%20Dog%20Goes%20to%20School.pdf

19. Mental health:  http://www.therapydogs.org/documents/Dog%20assisted%20therapy%20for%20schizophrenia.pdf


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