Current Studies

We are currently looking for volunteers to participate in the following study opportunities!

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Development and evaluation of a novel imitation-based dog assisted intervention

Oregon State University researchers are seeking adolescents 10-17 years old with Developmental Disabilities and their dogs for a 5 week after school/afternoon camp. Camp will be held at the Willamette Humane Society in Salem and at the OSU campus in Corvallis – Next camp dates to be announced soon!

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Pandemic Pet Attachment

How Has the Pandemic Impacted Your Pets? Help us understand pet behavior and how human-animal bonds were impacted by the events of the past two years. IMG_5026We are seeking cats adopted before and during the pandemic (March 2020 and after) to participate in a 30 minute study. The study is held in our lab on the OSU campus. If interested please email Hallie Shean at