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Articles on Companion Animals

This is a collection of articles on companion animals from Society & Animals.  Society & Animals  is an academic journal that publishes studies that describe and analyze our experiences of non-human animals from the perspective of various disciplines within both the social sciences and humanities. To get access to the back issues of Society & Animals, please join as a Scholar or Professional Member.

McKinney, K. (2019). Emotion Work of Coping with the Death of a Companion Animal, Society & Animals27(1), 109-125.

Grugan, S. T. (2019). Capturing Cruelty: A Content Analysis of Companion Animal Cruelty in the News Media. Society & Animals, 27(1), 92-108.

Muldoon, J. C., Williams, J. M., Lawrence, A., & Currie, C. (2019). The Nature and Psychological Impact of Child/Adolescent Attachment to Dogs Compared with Other Companion Animals, Society & Animals27(1), 55-74.

Voslarova, E., Zak, J., Vecerek, V., & Bedanova, I. (2019). Coat color of shelter dogs and its role in dog adoption. Society & Animals27(1), 25-35.

Soler, N. (2018). Of Cats and Men, Society & Animals26(5), 515-533.

Tiplady, C. M., Walsh, D. B., & Phillips, C. J. C. (2018). “The animals are all I have”: Domestic Violence, Companion Animals, and Veterinarians. Society & Animals26(5), 490-514.

Westgarth, C. (2018). Companion Animals Are Central to Being Human. Society & Animals26(4), 446-447.

Chaniotakis, I., Evangelos, D., Georgios, M., Andreas, M., & Kostomitsopoulos, N. (2018). Improving Military Dogs’ Welfare: Is there a Place for Handlers’ Beliefs and Perceptions?, Society & Animals26(4), 388-401.

Derry, M. (2018). White Collies, Beauty or Genetic Defect, Society & Animals, , 1-17.

Porter, P. (2018). For the Love of Cats (and Dogs)!. Society & Animals, 26(3), 339-343.

Dickinson, G. E., & Hoffmann, H. C. (2017). Saying Goodbye to Family. Society & Animals, 25(5), 490-507.

Antonio, M. E., Davis, R. G., & Shutt, S. R. (2017). Dog Training Programs in Pennsylvania’s Department of Corrections. Society & Animals, 25(5), 475-489.

O’Connor, R., Coe, J. B., Niel, L., & Jones-Bitton, A. (2014). Exploratory Study of Adopters’ Concerns Prior to Acquiring Dogs or Cats from Animal Shelters. Society & Animals, 25(4), 362-383.

Antonacopoulos, N. M. D. (2014). A Longitudinal Study of the Relation between Acquiring a Dog and Loneliness. Society & Animals, 25(4), 319-340.

Dzhambov, A. M. (2017). Park Quality and Elderly Citizens’ Dog-Walking Practices. Society & Animals, 25(2), 119-143.

Peters, C. S. (2017). Effects of Support Dogs on Eyewitness Anxiety during Questioning, Society & Animals25(2), 105-118.

Tardif-Williams, C., & Bosacki, S. (2017). Gender and Age Differences in Children’s Perceptions of Self-Companion Animal Interactions Expressed through Drawings, Society & Animals25(1), 77-97.

Quinn, E. (2016). No Country for Queer Dogs, Society & Animals24(5), 507-521.

Van der Merwe, K., More, T. P., & Kotzé, T. (2016). Companion animal attachment and guardian behaviors: A survey of South African dog guardians. Society & Animals24(5), 486-506.

Clarke, T., Mills, D., & Cooper, J. (2016). “Type” as Central to Perceptions of Breed Differences in Behavior of Domestic Dog, Society & Animals24(5), 467-485.

Stoddart, M..J., Swiss, L., Power, N., & Felt, L. F. (2016). Taking Care of Companion Animals, Society & Animals24(5), 423-444.

Every, D., Due, C., Thompson, K., & Ryan, J. (2016). Conflicting Perspectives on Nonhuman Animal Rescues in Natural Disasters, Society & Animals24(4), 358-382.

Garcia, A. (2016). The Place of the Dog in the Family, Society & Animals24(3), 289-309.

Vitztum, C., & Urbanik, J. (2016). Assessing the Dog: A Theoretical Analysis of the Companion Animal’s Actions in Human-Animal Interactions. Society & Animals, 24(2), 172-185.

Wlodarczyk, J. (2016). Post-Communist Canine: A Feminist Approach to Women and Dogs in Canine Performance Sports in Poland. Society & Animals24(2), 129-152.

Parfitt, C., & Alleyne, E. (2016). Taking It Out on the Dog. Society & Animals, 24(1), 1-16.

Toukhsati, S. R., Phillips, C..C., Podberscek, A. L., & Coleman, G. J. (2015). Companion Animals in Thailand, Society & Animals23(6), 569-593.

Wheeler, E. A., & Faulkner, M. E. (2015). The “Pet Effect”, Society & Animals23(5), 425-438.

Yau, Y., & Chiu, S. M. (2015). The Economics of the Right to Keep a Dog: A Case Study of a Private Housing Complex in Hong Kong. Society & Animals23(4), 343-362.

Komorosky, D., Woods, D., & Empie, K. (2015). Considering Companion Animals, Society & Animals23(3), 298-315.

Koski, L., & Bäcklund, P. (2015). On the Fringe: The Positions of Dogs in Finnish Dog Training Culture, Society & Animals23(1), 24-44.

Berglund, J. (2014). Princely Companion or Object of Offense? The Dog’s Ambiguous Status in Islam, Society & Animals22(6), 545-559.

Duvall Antonacopoulos, N. M., & Pychyl, T. A. (2014). An Examination of the Possible Benefits for Well-Being Arising from the Social Interactions that Occur while Dog Walking, Society & Animals22(5), 459-480.

Endenburg, N., van Lith, H. A., & Kirpensteijn, J. (2014). Longitudinal Study of Dutch Children’s Attachment to Companion Animals, Society & Animals22(4), 390-414.

Thompson, C. Y., & Young, R. L. (2014). Cooling Out the Mark in Companion Animal Adoption, Society & Animals22(4), 333-351.

Plevin, A. (2014). How Wild Do We Want It? “Wiley” Coyote Versus Fluffy, Society & Animals22(1), 80-101.

Beumer, K. (2014). Catching the Rat: Understanding Multiple and Contradictory Human-Rat Relations as Situated Practices, Society & Animals22(1), 8-25.

Jakuba, T., Polcová, Z., Fedáková, D., Kottferová, J., Mareková, J., Fejsáková, M., Ondrašovičová, O., & Ondrašovič, M. (2013). Differences in Evaluation of a Dog’s Temperament by Individual Members of the Same Household, Society & Animals21(6), 582-589.

Stern, S. L., Donahue, D., Allison, S., Hatch, J. P., Lancaster, C. L., Benson, T. A., Johnson, A. L., Jeffreys, M. D., Pride, D., Moreno, C., & Peterson, A. L. (2013). Potential Benefits of Canine Companionship for Military Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Society & Animals21(6), 568-581.

Howell, P. (2013). The Dog Fancy at War: Breeds, Breeding, and Britishness, 1914-1918, Society & Animals21(6), 546-567.

Young, R. L. (2013). Regarding Rocky: A Theoretical and Ethnographic Exploration of Interspecies Intersubjectivity, Society & Animals21(3), 294-313.

Stewart, A., & Strickland, O. (2013). A Companion Animal in a Work Simulation: The Roles of Task Difficulty and Prior Companion-Animal Guardianship in State Anxiety, Society & Animals21(3), 249-265.

White, K. (2013). And Say the Cat Responded? Getting Closer to the Feline Gaze, Society & Animals21(1), 93-104.

Nance, S. (2012). On Wild Animals, Hubris, and Redemption, Society & Animals20(4), 401-407.

Jackson, P. (2012). Situated Activities in a Dog Park: Identity and Conflict in Human-Animal Space, Society & Animals20(3), 254-272.

Woodward, L., Milliken, J., & Humy, S. (2012). Give a Dog a Bad Name and Hang Him: Evaluating Big, Black Dog Syndrome, Society & Animals20(3), 236-253.

Chur-Hansen, A. (2011). Cremation Services upon the Death of a Companion Animal: Views of Service Providers and Service Users, Society & Animals19(3), 248-260.

Gisler, P., & Michael, M. (2011). Companions at a Distance: Technoscience, Blood, and the Horseshoe Crab, Society & Animals19(2), 115-136.

Antonacopoulos, N. M. D., & Pychyl, T. A. (2010). The possible role of companion-animal anthropomorphism and social support in the physical and psychological health of dog guardians. Society & Animals18(4), 379-395.

Anderson, T., Miller, D., Staats, S., & Wallace, H. (2010). Perceived Best Ages for Cats, Dogs, and Humans: Comparisons across Species, Human Age, and Human Gender, Society & Animals18(3), 273-290.

Fielding, W. J. (2010). Domestic Violence and Dog Care in New Providence, The Bahamas, Society & Animals18(2), 183-203.

Markovits, A., & Queen, R. (2009). Women and the world of dog rescue: A case study of the state of Michigan. Society & Animals17(4), 325-342.

Özel, M., Prokop, P., & Uşak, M. (2009). Cross-Cultural Comparison of Student Attitudes toward Snakes, Society & Animals17(3), 224-240.

Loughnan, S., Halloran, M., & Beatson, R. (2009). Attitudes toward Animals: The Effect of Priming Thoughts of Human-Animal Similarities and Mortality Salience on the Evaluation of Companion Animals, Society & Animals17(1), 72-89.

Staats, S., Wallace, H., & Anderson, T. (2008). Reasons for Companion Animal Guardianship (Pet Ownership) from Two Populations, Society & Animals16(3), 279-291.

Fielding, W. (2008). Dogs: A Continuing and Common Neighborhood Nuisance of New Providence, The Bahamas, Society & Animals16(1), 61-73.

Hanrahan, R. (2007). Dog Duty, Society & Animals15(4), 379-399.

Conner, T., Rasmussen, J., & . (2007). Punish and Forgive: Causal Attribution and Positivity Bias in Response to Cat and Dog Misbehavior, Society & Animals15(4), 311-328.

Bauer, A., & Woodward, L. (2007). People and Their Pets: A Relational Perspective on Interpersonal Complementarity and Attachment in Companion Animal Owners, Society & Animals15(2), 169-189.

Bulsara, M., Wood, L., Giles-Corti, B., & Bosch, D. (2007). More Than a Furry Companion: The Ripple Effect of Companion Animals on Neighborhood Interactions and Sense of Community, Society & Animals15(1), 43-56.

Franklin, A. (2007). Human-Nonhuman Animal Relationships in Australia: An Overview of Results from the First National Survey and Follow-up Case Studies 2000-2004, Society & Animals15(1), 7-27.

Herzog, H. (2006). Forty-two Thousand and One Dalmatians: Fads, Social Contagion, and Dog Breed Popularity, Society & Animals14(4), 383-397.

Valeri, R. (2006). Tails of Laughter: A Pilot Study Examining the Relationship between Companion Animal Guardianship (Pet Ownership) and Laughter, Society & Animals14(3), 275-293.

Henderson, A., & Anderson, M. (2005). Pernicious Portrayals: The Impact of Children’s Attachment to Animals of Fiction on Animals of Fact, Society & Animals13(4), 297-314.

Burrows, T., & Fielding, W. (2005). Views of College Students on Pit Bull” Ownership”: New Providence, The Bahamas. Society & Animals13(2), 139-152.

Pycior, H. (2005). The Making of the” First Dog”: President Warren G. Harding and Laddie Boy. Society & Animals13(2), 109-138.

Anderson, P. K. (2003). A bird in the house: An anthropological perspective on companion parrots. Society & Animals, 11(4), 393-418.

Al-Fayez, G., Arikawa, H., Awadalla, A., & Templer, D. (2003). Companion Animal Attitude and its Family Pattern in Kuwait, Society & Animals11(1), 17-28.

Thompson, K., & Gullone, E. (2003). The Children’s Treatment of Animals Questionnaire (CTAQ): A Psychometric Investigation, Society & Animals11(1), 1-15.

Serpell, J. (2002). Anthropomorphism and Anthropomorphic Selection—Beyond the “Cute Response”, Society & Animals10(4), 437-454.

Brown, S. E. (2002). Ethnic variations in pet attachment among students at an American school of veterinary medicine. Society & Animals10(3), 249-266.

Stokes, S., Planchon, L., Templer, D., & Keller, J. (2002). Death of a Companion Cat or Dog and Human Bereavement: Psychosocial Variables, Society & Animals10(1), 93-105.

Harbolt, T., & Ward, T. (2001). Teaming Incarcerated Youth with Shelter Dogs For a Second Chance, Society & Animals9(2), 177-182.

Drews, C. (2001). Wild animals and other pets kept in Costa Rican households: incidence, species and numbers. Society & Animals9(2), 107-126.

Brown, S., & Katcher, A. (2001). Pet Attachment and Dissociation, Society & Animals9(1), 25-41.

Adams, M. B. (2000). Emily Brontë and Dogs: Transformation Within the Human-Dog Bond, Society & Animals8(1), 167-181.

Flynnl, C. P. (2000). Battered Women and Their Animal Companions: Symbolic Interaction Between Human and Nonhuman Animals, Society & Animals8(1), 99-127.

Alger, J. M., & Alger, S. F. (1999). Cat Culture, Human Culture: An Ethnographic Study of a Cat Shelter, Society & Animals7(3), 199-218.

Raupp, C. D. (1999). Treasuring, trashing or terrorizing: Adult outcomes of childhood socialization about companion animals. Society & Animals7(2), 141-159.

Grier, K. C. (1999). Childhood Socialization and Companion Animals: United States, 1820-1870, Society & Animals7(2), 95-120.

Mitchell, R. W., & Edmonson, E. (1999). Functions of Repetitive Talk to Dogs during Play: Control, Conversation, or Planning?, Society & Animals7(1), 55-81.

George, R.St., Jones, B., Spicer, J., & Claire Budge, R. (1998). Health Correlates of Compatibility and Attachment in Human-Companion Animal Relationships, Society & Animals6(3), 219-234.

Anderson, K. (1998). Animal Domestication in Geographic Perspective, Society & Animals6(2), 119-135.

Menache, S. (1998). Dogs and Human Beings: A Story of Friendship, Society & Animals6(1), 67-86.

Bride, I. (1998). Herpetofauna Pet-Keeping by Secondary School Students: Causes for Concern, Society & Animals6(1), 31-46.

Raupp, C. D., Oliver, J. A., & Barlow, M. (1997). Perceptions of Family Violence: Are Companion Animals in the Picture?, Society & Animals5(3), 219-237.

Wood, D. S., Weber, C. V., & Ascione, F. R. (1997). The Abuse of Animals and Domestic Violence: A National Survey of Shelters for Women who are Battered, Society & Animals5(3), 205-218.

Luke, C., & Arluke, A. (1997). Physical Cruelty Toward Animals in Massachusetts, 1975-1996, Society & Animals5(3), 195-204.

Alger, J. M., & Alger, S. F. (1997). Beyond Mead: Symbolic Interaction between Humans and Felines, Society & Animals5(1), 65-81.

Hepper, P. G., & Wells, D. L. (1997). Pet Ownership and Adults’ Views on the Use of Animals, Society & Animals5(1), 45-63.

Stephens, D. L., & Hill, R. P. (1996). The loss of animal companions: A humanistic and consumption perspective. Society & Animals4(2), 189-210.

Leffler, A., Lerner, E., & Gillespie, D. L. (1996). Safe in Unsafe Places: Leisure, Passionate Avocations, and the Problematizing of Everyday Public Life, Society & Animals4(2), 169-188.

Holbrook, M. B. (1996). Reflections on Rocky, Society & Animals4(2), 147-168.

Belk, R. W. (1996). Metaphoric Relationships with Pets, Society & Animals4(2), 121-145.

MyersOlin, E. (1996). Child-Animal Interaction: Nonverbal Dimensions, Society & Animals4(1), 19-35.

Johnson, K. R. (1996). The Ambiguous Terrain of Petkeeping in Children’s Realistic Animal Stories, Society & Animals4(1), 1-17.

Lee Rasmussen, J., & Rajecki, D..W. (1995). Differences and Similarities in Humans’ Perceptions of the Thinking and Feeling of a Dog and a Boy, Society & Animals3(2), 117-137.


Updated July 2019

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