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We Need Your Help

At HABRI, we’re working to gather and fund the science that proves companion animals are good for our health.

With solid science, we can make sure that more people get the help they need – animals that help support heart health; prevent depression; and address the symptoms of PTSD, autism and more.

But we can't do it alone. Your involvement is essential to helping us fund vital research, raise awareness of scientific findings, and support pet-friendly legislation.


Every year, HABRI funds research projects that advance our understanding of the relationships between humans and animals and the mutual benefits that come with them.

Your donations help us fund crucial research and the life-changing results they provide.

Do you represent an organization interested in supporting HABRI?

Your organization can work with HABRI to advance scientific research on the power of the human-animal bond.

Jackie King

Executive Director

United Veterinary Services Association (UVSA)

Members of the United Veterinary Services Association (UVSA) work every day to preserve the human-animal bond by distributing high-quality products that keep animals healthy. By supporting HABRI, UVSA’s members can proudly say that they are committed to establishing the vital role of our pets to the health of individuals, families and communities.


We want as many people, families, communities and pets as possible to enjoy the mutual health benefits of the human-animal bond.

You can help us promote the power of the human-animal bond by supporting pet-friendly policies, learning more about the research and data supporting the health benefits of the human-animal bond, participating in Pet Week on Capitol Hill, or simply by talking to your doctor or veterinarian about the benefits of the human-animal bond.

Become a Pet Partners Advocate

You can make a difference by supporting pet-friendly policies in your community. Opt-in to receive action alerts from Pet Partners. Share your story and use your voice to expand access to the human-animal bond and gain a seat at the policy making table.

Become an NAVC Embrace Advocate

By signing up to become an NAVC advocate, you will receive regular updates on proposed legislation with the potential to strengthen the human-animal bond set at the local, state and federal level. Often, these emails will include a call to action like signing a petition or emailing policymakers.

For Veterinarians

Veterinarians, veterinary nurses, animal health professionals, and everyone who helps advance the field of veterinary medicine, are essential in supporting strong, healthy human-animal bonds.

Today, the majority of pet owners consider their pet to be an important part of the family. As the body of scientific research on the human-animal bond continues to grow, more pet owners are looking to their veterinarians for information and resources on how best to keep their pets healthy and happy to strengthen their relationship with their companion animals.

Stay Informed

You can also support HABRI by keeping in touch with us.

By signing up for our weekly newsletter or following us on social media, we will make sure you stay up to date with the latest news and information about our efforts and about the human-animal bond.

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Data & Downloads

Over the years, HABRI has developed many resources and collaborated on many initiatives dedicated to educating as many people as possible about the health benefits of the human-animal bond for a healthier, more pet-friendly society.

Visit this section for a quick collection of HABRI’s downloadable research, materials and resources to share and help raise awareness of the importance of the human-animal bond in our lives. Thank you!

COVID-19 Resources

Many HABRI supporters are working hard to meet the needs of pets, pet owners and pet care businesses during this unprecedented time. With their help, HABRI has compiled a list of resources and materials, including reliable data and information about the COVID-19 pandemic, and the importance of the human-animal bond in today’s world.

Helpful Links

Looking for tips and pointers on how to be a more responsible, knowledgeable pet owner? Want to learn more about pet nutrition, pet therapy or pet-proofing your home? You’ve come to the right place.

Visit the Helpful Links section for resources on these topics and more!