Healthy Bond for Life™

Our furry friends enrich our lives – at home, and at work. And pets are good for your health, too!
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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?

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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!

Do dog owners live longer?

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The DOGtor Knows Best

Owning a Pet Can Change Your Life

16 Science-Backed Reasons a Dog Could Be Good for Your Heart

Do Dog Owners Live Longer?

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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.

Pet Owners

5 Ways Pets Help with Stress

Move More with Your Pet

Benefits of keeping your pet at a healthy weight

Horses Have Heart

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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.

Horses Have Heart

6 Health Benefits of Horses

Horseback Riding for Well-being

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Horses Helped Her Get Healthier

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!

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Pets as Coworkers

Pet-friendly Perks are Valuable to Employees

Pets are Our WFH #Coworkers

Enjoy a Day Off from Your Home Office

This June, more companies are going pet-friendly
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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