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Survey finds pandemic strengthens bonds between humans, pets

Survey participants reported looking forward to spending time with their pets each day. No one reported taking care of a pet felt like extra work.

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

June 17, 2020

Humans are relying more on their pets for companionship, hope and a sense of purpose during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to recent surveys about human-animal interactions. A team of five researchers, including Phyllis Erdman, executive associate dean of WSU’s College of Education, surveyed ove...

Pet groomers offer services with new regulations

Amber Wright, owner of Amber's Grooming Salon, was able to open her doors early for pet hair allergy research. She offers drop-off services, as well as different rooms for bathing and grooming.

JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

Washington and Idaho residents had months of abstaining from haircuts due to COVID-19, but humans were not the only ones needing a trim. Zelda’s Pet Grooming closed their doors on March 26 and did not reopen until May 25. Owners Dani and Melanie Voorhees faced uncertainty for the future of their bu...

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