Healthy Bond for Life™
Our furry friends enrich our lives – at home, and at work. And pets are good for your health, too!
Share the love: Best Friend Fridays
Our pets are always there for us. So celebrate your furry friend each Friday. Share a photo of your pet on social media with the hashtag, #BestFriendFridays.Are you an employer or workforce manager?
Get your whole team in on the fun!
Download our Best Friend Fridays toolkit (PDF)
Can Owning a Pet Change Your Life?
Having a pet may help you live a longer, healthier life! Pets can benefit your health in many different ways. They can help raise fitness levels. They can help lower stress, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. Best of all, pets can boost people’s overall happiness and well-being. We have the science to prove it!
Owning a Pet Can Change Your Life
16 Science-Backed Reasons a Dog Could Be Good for Your Heart
Do Dog Owners Live Longer?
As dog lovers have long suspected, owning a canine companion can be good for you. In fact, two studies The found that, overall, dog owners tend to live longer than non-owners. And they often recover better from major health events such as a heart attack or stroke, especially if they live alone.
Horses Have Heart
Spending time around an animal can help you get more exercise, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, cut stress and boost happiness. That’s why we launched Horses Have Heart – a nationwide community celebrating the love of horses for good health and well-being.
Horseback Riding for Well-being
Pets Make Work Better
Having a pet is a Healthy Bond for Life™ that may help you live a longer, healthier life! In fact, pets have positive effects at home and at work. Talk about a nifty pet trick!
Best Friend Fridays Infographic
Pet-friendly Perks are Valuable to Employees
Enjoy a Day Off from Your Home Office
Do You Have A Pet Guardian In Place?
Now you can use FreeWill, a free, online tool to help write your will or trust and name a person or organization as the guardian for your pet!
This ensures that no matter what, your best friend is always taken care of. It only takes 20 minutes to complete!
Meet Real Pet Owners
Angela Kao and Ollie – Sacramento, CA
Kit Clark and Thoreau Inman, Greenville, SC
Stephanie Morris and Whistler, Salt Lake City, UT
Bill Jo Waelz and Grace, Gastonia, NC