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El Dorado County, California, USA

Cat and Dog

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.

A.D. Williams

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!)

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.

Stress Less

"Children with pets have less stress​", an article by Medical News Today, explains the mental health benefits of pet ownership.

The Science Behind The Human-Animal Bond

If you are skeptical of the benefits, consider reading this article.

Mood Booster

Having a pet can help with anxiety or depression. Read about it on Help Guide with the link below.