Favorite Links

Sandra Larson Animal Communicator

Animal Protection

Institute Animal Protection Institute

 

Best Friends Organization

A non-profit animal shelter and education facility.

 

The Animal Rescue Site

Donate to animal rescue and no-kill shelters.

 

National Council for Aging Care's guide on Pets for Seniors

Studies have shown that owning a pet can be physically and mentally beneficial for people of all ages. In the case of senior citizens, “just 15 minutes bonding with an animal sets off a chemical chain reaction in the brain, lowering levels of the fight-or-flight hormone, cortisol, and increasing production of the feel-good hormone serotonin. The result: heart rate, blood pressure and stress levels immediately drop. Over the long term, pet and human interactions can lower cholesterol levels, fight depression and may even help protect against heart disease and stroke” (Byrne, 2015).