Doctors Use Animals to Improve Patient Health
75% of physicians said patients’ overall health improved and 87% said their patients’ mood improved as the result of getting a pet.
Funding Groundbreaking Research
HABRI is now funding new projects to advance the research on the health benefits of pets and other animals.
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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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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.

We serve as a rallying point and central hub 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 the public policies that will bring the benefits of animals to more people in our communities.