Our friends at the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) know all about the healing power of therapy animals. As a non-profit research and education organization, HABRI is gathering, funding and sharing scientific research to demonstrate the positive health impacts of companion animals. Thanks to a grant from Pet Partners, the organization is conducting important research to assess the wellness outcomes of therapy animals, both for the humans and animals involved.

HABRI recently exhibited at Global Pet Expo, the pet industry’s largest annual pet product trade show. To demonstrate the importance of animal-assisted therapy, a few Pet Partners teams joined the HABRI booth in the Comfort Corner, which was designed to help attendees relax and relieve stress. Attendees loved stopping by the Comfort Corner amid the hustle and bustle of the Show and spending some quality time with therapy dogs. The therapy teams served as a reminder for Show attendees to take a well-deserved break and enjoy the many benefits of the human-animal bond. In typical fashion, these Pet Partners stole the Show!