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We are showcasing YOUR stories, images, and videos.
I own a Pilates studio in Lancaster, CA and my dogs like to greet my clients when they come in. My clients get puppy kisses throughout class and they want me to name my studio to Pup-n-Pilates because it’s where they get their Pilates and pup therapy. — Tammy Jackson, MoreCorePilatesAV
Sam and I were a pet therapy team for 7 years and saw firsthand how impactful therapy animals can be helping patients as they recover from illness. He always approached everyone like they absolutely needed his special kind of attention/help.
This image exemplifies his connection to people. If one picture is worth a thousand words, this image exemplifies that adage. The language of dogs is spoken ever so softly and is quite subtle. But when you actually listen...oh my, the rewards are beyond 'pawsome.' Sam was meant to bring joy and happiness to all those he met.
In 2009, my kids got the flu, then I got the flu, then they got better, and I didn’t. I landed in the hospital with pneumonia.
Around day 4 in the hospital, the infectious disease specialists came in because I was not responding to treatment. That same day (I think, though I couldn’t be sure because I had a pretty high fever), a woman showed up at my hospital room door and asked if I wanted a visit from a dog.
“A dog? Of course!”
She spread a clean sheet on my bed and up jumped Max. We visited for a few minutes then Max left with his handler to visit another patient. Boy did that visit lift my spirits.
The next day, I turned the corner and was released from the hospital a few days later. Granted, they also switched my antibiotics which I do not discount as a primary reason for my turnaround, but I do believe that the dog visit had a massive impact on my emotional state which impacts our physical state.
After that hospital stay, I became a Certified Humane Education Specialist.
Bigsy came into my life at the beginning of a very hard time for me. He had just come off of 6 months in the SPCA shelter, isolated with his bonded brother, hissing and untouchable. It didn't take long though for him to trust me and we have been best friends ever since. We saved each other.
Submit Your Human-Animal Bond Story
Do you have a story you would like to share? It could be about how your pet, a service or emotional support animal positively affects your daily life. Or maybe you are a volunteer, professional or beneficiary of therapy animal visits. Are you a veterinarian or healthcare professional? Do you work in animal rescue or humane education?
Whatever your human-animal bond story is, we invite you to share it here.
Submit a photo with a caption. (Please make sure the caption explains how this animal has helped you or another person or people.)
Submit your story — up to 300 words. (We may lightly edit and/or revise. Please include a photo.)
Submit a video story. (Videos must be under one minute long. You are welcome to include a brief text caption as well.)
You must own the rights to your photo, story or video.
If you have a longer Human-Animal Bond story to share, please reach out to us here for the opportunity to be featured as a guest on our blog or to be interviewed by Diane.
By submitting your image, video and/or story you agree that it may appear on Animal Magic Films’ website and may be used in social media.
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the human-animal bond are universally
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The more people see the positive effects that animals have on humans, the more people will benefit. And, the more we realize how awesome animals are, the more we will treat them with the dignity and respect that they deserve. By sharing your story, you are helping this community have a greater impact on the positive effects of the human-animal bond.