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  1. The Benefits of Animal Companionship By: Aleigha Rude

  2. “a dog is the only thing on earth that will love you more than yourself” -KalenaMawae

  3. Types • Pets • Service animals • Seeing eye dogs • Seizure sensing dogs • Agricultural purposes • Horses • Cows • Chickens • Entertainment • Zoos • Aquariums http://rap361.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/seeing-eye-dog.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4aAE5NudeG8/TsxyRV8cT4I/AAAAAAAABjg/PISxeYoLG4I/s1600/17_5_orig.jpg http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a1/Male_whale_shark_at_Georgia_Aquarium.jpg

  4. Pets • Approximate of 62% of US households have pets • Dogs: 78.2 million • Cats: 86.4 million http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/english-bulldog-puppies http://newmediarockstars.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/GrumpyCat002.jpeg

  5. Scientific research shows that there are many psychological benefits of owning a pet

  6. Main BenefitsFor Children • Safety • Happiness • Childhood memories • Friendships/bonds

  7. Benefits for Adults • Responsibilities • Sense of control • Training • Stress Reduction • Motivation • Working out http://www.biologicnr.com/wp- content/uploads/woman-running-withh-dog.jpg

  8. Emotional Perspective Decreases In: Increases In: • Depression • Stress levels • Loneliness • Illness • Happiness • Self-Esteem • Motivation • Activity levels • Closer relationships with those around them

  9. “animals make just as good friends as they do pets” -Berlin Snider

  10. Personally Murph Kota Chewy

  11. Photo URLS • http://rap361.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/seeing-eye-dog.jpg • http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4aAE5NudeG8/TsxyRV8cT4I/AAAAAAAABjg/PISxeYoLG4I/s1600/17_5_orig.jpg • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a1/Male_whale_shark_at_Georgia_Aquarium.jpg • http://www.biologicnr.com/wp-content/uploads/woman-running-withh-dog.jpg

  12. Bibliography • Hart, Lynette. "Psychosocial Benefits of Animal Companionship." Psychosocial Benefits of Animal Companionship. (2000): n. page. Web. 16 Nov. 2012. <http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2000-07023-004>. • Knight, Sarah, and Victoria Edwards. "Journal of Aging and Health." Journal of Aging and Health. (2008): n. page. Web. 16 Nov. 2012. <http://jah.sagepub.com/content/20/4/437.short>. • O'Haire, Maggie. "Animals and Human Health." Animals and Human Health. n. page. Web. 16 Nov. 2012. <http://www.rspca.org.au/assets/files/Science/SciSem2009/seminars09_paper_ohaire.pdf>. • "Pet Statistics." ASPCA We Are Their Voice. ASPCA, n.d. Web. 16 Nov 2012. <http://www.aspca.org/about-us/faq/pet-statistics.asp&xgt;