NIH & NICHD request applications
for animal-assisted therapy studies
Two new requests for applications have been announced for studies on animal-assisted therapies for special populations.
Pet Partners and HABRI join forces
to promote the human-animal bond
Pet Partners and HABRI are teaming up to advance the positive impacts companion animals have on our lives.
Pet Ownership Saves $11.7 Billion in Health Care Costs
Human-Animal Bond Research Initiative releases new economic study
New Study Shows Promise for Treating Trauma with Animal-Assisted Intervention
Animal-assisted interventions shown to ease anxiety, reduce depression, and mitigate symptoms of post-traumatic stress
Connect with HABRI Supporters
Check out the growing list of companies and organizations working to support HABRI and share the power of the human-animal bond.
The Science of the Human-Animal Bond
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Advancing the Science Behind the Human-Animal Bond

The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) Foundation is a non-profit research and education organization that is gathering, funding and sharing the scientific research that demonstrates the positive health impacts of animals on people.

HABRI serves as a rallying point and central resource for individuals, organizations and companies that share the common goal of enhancing broad understanding, education and adoption of the human-animal bond as a beneficial factor in human and animal health. Together, we advocate for public policy that will bring the health benefits of animals to more people in our communities.