May 2020

About the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI)

The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) is a non-profit organization that maintains the world’s largest online library of human-animal bond research and information; funds innovative research projects to scientifically document the health benefits of companion animals; and informs the public about human-animal bond research and the beneficial role of companion animals in society. HABRI’s mission is to advance, through science, education and advocacy, the vital role of the human-animal bond in the health and well-being of people, pets and the communities where they live. 

HABRI-funded research has contributed to knowledge about the health benefits of the human-animal bond. Results of HABRI-funded research include:

HABRI is always working to share information and resources on the human-animal bond. HABRI has created a series of shareable infographics highlighting the science behind the health benefits of pets:

The Top 5 Benefits of the Human-Animal BondTop 5 Mental Health Benefits of Having a PetTop 5 Benefits of Cat Ownership5 Ways the Human-Animal Bond is Improving Lives During the PandemicCan Pets Help You Live Longer?

For anyone interested in staying up to date on HABRI’s research, and all the latest human-animal bond news, please sign up for the weekly HABRI Newsletter.


New HABRI Infographic – Pets and Healthy Aging


GAPFA and HABRI partner to share global research insights into the benefits of owning pets