As the rate of pet ownership increases, companion animals are fulfilling a variety of roles in the lives of their humans. This article provides insight on the role that companion animals play in the lives of women. The women in this study showed stronger attachments to those animals that either preceded the birth of their children, or followed the children leaving home. This finding has potential implications for services provided to women by various helping professions.
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Turner, W. G. (2001). Our New Children: The Surrogate Role of Companion Animals in Women's Lives. The Qualitative Report, 6(1), 1-10. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol6/iss1/5