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Adopting a Pet From an Animal Shelter

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Steph Pulaski

on 1 November 2013

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Transcript of Adopting a Pet From an Animal Shelter

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Adopt a Dog From a Shelter/ Rescue Organization
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Sites where you can find adoptable animals.
Petfinder.com
ASPCA.org
Humansociety.org
Pictures taken by
SafeHavenPA.org's facebook
Video Created by Allison Albee
Human benefits of owning a dog.

“Simply stroking a dog significantly reduces the blood pressure in both person and the animal”
(Walsh PhD, 2002,
Human-Animal Bonds I: The Relational Significance of Companion Animals
, p. 466).
Interacting with pets increasing relaxation.
Can improve immune system functioning
(Walsh PhD, 2002,
Human-Animal Bonds I: The Relational Significance of Companion Animals
, p. 466).
Some studies even suggest that animals can detect early signs of cancer and seizures.
Some can even detect death, like Oscar the Cat.
(Walsh PhD, 2002,

Human-Animal Bonds I: The Relational Significance of Companion Animals
,
p. 466).
Benefits of human interaction with dogs.

Cortisol- the hormone that is released when encountered with stress.
(Coppola, Grandin & Enns,
Human interaction and cortisol: Can human contact reduce stress for shelter dogs?
2006.)
A study was conducted to figure out the relationship between the impact of human interaction and the stress levels in dogs
The study showed that the dogs that had human interaction had lower cortisol levels when compared to those without human interaction.
(Coppola, Grandin & Enns,
Human interaction and cortisol: Can human contact reduce stress for shelter dogs?
2006.)
Benefits of adopting a dog from an animal shelter/ organization.
Money factor
Cheaper than dogs shops and breeders.
There are many variations.
You get the
perfect dog!
You save a
life!
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