Marie-Jose Enders-Slegers
Jo-Ann Fowler
Brinda Jegatheesan
Dennis Turner

People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice (PAIJ) is the official, peer-reviewed, open-access publication of the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO, www.iahaio.org). PAIJ publishes articles related to research and practice in the fields of animal-assisted interventions (AAI) and human-animal interactions (HAI) where the well-being of humans and animals are concerned.

Current Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1 (2024)

Research Articles


Proposal of a Private Caretaker-Completed Questionnaire to Assess the Suitability of Domestic Cats for Animal-Assisted Interventions
Alina Simona Rusu, Iulia Francesca Pop, Christine Olsen, Magdalena Nawarecka-Piątek, Michal Plewczynski, Eivind Øverli Holm, and Dennis C. Turner


Impact of Equine Interaction during Psychotherapy on Anxiety and Depression for Residential Treatment Program Patients Experiencing Substance Withdrawal
Molly M. Friend, Molly C. Nicodemus, Clay Cavinder, Caleb Lemley, Pauline Prince, Katherine A. Cagle-Holtcamp, and Rebecca M. Swanson


“My Dog Needs a Job”: Identifying the Motivations of Therapy Animal Volunteers
Jean Kirnan, Anna Ciarrocca, Matthew Malloy, Shawne Hoehne, Grace Norris, and Marc Nuzzo

Practice Article