How The Presence Of Pets Builds Trust Among People
Pet owners’ use of shared spaces, such as dog parks or green spaces, can lead to better social relationships.
March 18, 2022 at 9:45 am
Companion animals are a core part of family life in the United States, with 90 million American households having at least one pet. Many of us view pets as beloved family members who provide nonjudgmental emotional support and companionship during times of stress.
That’s not all. Research shows our pets can also strengthen our relationships and trust with other people. In addition, pets contribute positively to trust in our broader social communities.