Providence Animal Center

Did you know that a pet can considerably reduce the amount of stress in your life? A pet is great companion. They give owners company, a sense of security and someone to share the routine of the day with. Pets can be especially valuable company for those in later life and living alone. A cross-cultural analysis of 60 countries found that 52 of them kept dogs, but were only considered companions, or pets, in 22 of them. For example, research has shown that people with pets tend to have more mental health issues and suffer from increased levels of depression than non-pet owners.

1. It’s illegal. It is against the law to try to raise any type of wild animal in captivity. That goes for baby crocodiles and monkeys from the illegal pet trade as well as baby robins and bunnies from your back yard. The human-animal bond is a mutually beneficial and dynamic relationship between people and animals that positively influences the health and well-being of both.

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Visit the Seattle Animal Shelter: View hours and location You must visit the shelter in person to search for your pet. We do not take lost reports via phone or email. All animals are held for three business days before being evaluated for adoption, so you should visit the shelter at least every three days. If your pet has a Seattle pet license, staff can help you make sure your contact information is current.

Given our large sample size, the effect size of these differences must be considered in addition to the significance level. That is, with a large sample size, a difference may be significance but the size of the difference may not be meaningful. Some of our observed differences were quite large and some comparatively small. For example, White respondents were 3.14 times more likely to own a dog, a fairly large difference, while married people are 34% more likely to own a dog, a comparatively smaller difference.