When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.
What The Research Says About Animal Therapy
Simply petting an animal can help you relax by increasing serotonin and oxytocin levels in the brain. Click the link to learn about the health benefits of animal therapy.
Mental Health Research
Social support. Coping with loneliness, stress, anxiety, and depression. All of the benefits of owning a pet. It's enough to convince your parents for a dog or a cat. (Or another one if you own a pet or two!)
The Science Behind The Human-Animal Bond
Adopt a Pet
Learn more about pet adoption and locate shelters in El Dorado County. You must be 18 years or older to adopt a pet, so consider visiting a shelter with a parent.