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Human Interaction and Cortisol: Can Human Contact Reduce Stress for Shelter Dogs?

Animal shelters are an extremely stressful environment for a dog, most specifically due to social isolation and novel surroundings. The stress response of dogs housed in this environment may be alleviated through human interaction shortly after arrival. Coppola, C.L., Grandin, T., and Enns, R.M. Human interaction and cortisol: Can human contact reduce stress for shelter dogs?

Prepping Your Pet for Your New Baby

Fields, L. (n.d.). Pets and the new baby: What’s safe, how to prepare. WebMD. Retrieved April 18, 2022, from

Dogs and Babies

Dogs and babies. ASPCA. (n.d.). Retrieved April 18, 2022, from Preparing your dog for a new baby