PAWsitive Life Consultation
Have you been thinking about getting a pet? Are you curious if, and how having a certain type of pet or breed of dog is best suited for your health and lifestyle needs?
I offer a unique wellness consultation. I call it the PAWsitive Life evaluation!
Companion animals offer many health benefits to humans. I have conducted research in this area, and I am a big animal lover. I have extensive personal experience with animals. As a child, I memorized the dog breed encyclopedia. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo.
For the PAWsitive Life evaluation, I will evaluate your current mental health needs, discuss your goals with having a pet, and assess your lifestyle to help you find the best pet match for you!
For my postdoctoral research dissemination project at the San Diego VA Medical Center, I investigated the social and wellbeing impact of animal exposure and interaction with our US veterans. Here is the link to the peer-reviewed journal publication from this project: https://www.psychosocial.com/article/21-15/8377/