Pets and Mental Health Survey Pets and Mental Health Survey TestQuestions DemographicInformation Submit Survey Thank you for your interest in our pets and mental health survey. We are interested in learning more about how people connect with pets and how that relates to their well-being to develop content and resources that may be useful in these areas. The survey is anonymous and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.Do you currently own a pet?* Yes No Are you interested in getting a pet?* Yes No Why are you interested in getting a pet?*Select all that apply. To support my mental health To support my physical health For companionship and social support I am interested in getting an emotional support animal I am interested in getting a service animal I am ready for the responsibility What are some reasons you are not interested in getting a pet?*Select all that apply. I don’t have the money to have or spend on a pet I don’t have enough time to take care of or spend with a pet It would not benefit my health or well-being I don’t have enough space in my home to have a pet The place I live does not allow pets Having pets is not a part of my culture My family does not traditionally have pets Other (please specify) Other (reasons for not wanting a pet) Which of the following best describes how you think about your pet?* Like a child Family Member A friend A companion Just a pet To what extent do you agree with the following statements about your pet?There are no right or wrong answers; just answer how you truly feel.I miss my pet when I'm away from him/her* Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree I believe my pet is my best friend* Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree I would make major life changes, if necessary, to accommodate my pet* Strongly Disagree Disagree Neutral Agree Strongly Agree Overall, would you say having a pet has positively impacted your health?* Yes, only my physical health has improved Yes, only my mental health / emotional well-being has improved Yes, both my physical and mental health have improved Unsure Not at all Which of these statements apply to you?*Please select all that apply. My pet helps me be more physically active My pet comforts me when I'm feeling sad My pet calms me down when I'm agitated or stressed My pet makes me feel happy My pet has helped me get to know my neighbors and others in my community My pet has made me feel less lonely Caring for my pet gives me a sense of purpose My doctor thinks my health has improved because of my pet I believe loving my pet helps me stay healthy My pet makes me laugh All of the above None of these Would you say that, in general, your mental health is...?* Excellent Good Fair Poor Prefer not to answer Please indicate whether you agree or disagree with the following statements. Select one response for each statement below. I am interested in learning more about getting an Emotional Support Animal, Assistance Animal, or Service Animal* Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree I am interested in working with a mental health professional who incorporates pets or animal-assisted interventions (such as animal-assisted therapy) into their practice* Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree Accessing veterinary care for my pet(s) has been difficult* Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree I have found it difficult to find pet-friendly rental housing* Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree N/A (I'm not a renter) Pet-friendly rental housing should be more affordable and accessible* Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree I would be interested in accessing information about pet care, pet enrichment and/or pet behavior resources* Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree I would be interested in accessing information about pet ownership and care* Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree It is hard to find reliable information about pets and mental health* Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree N/A (I haven't looked) I would like more information on how pets/animal-assisted interventions can help improve mental health conditions* Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree There should be more support for pet ownership and animal-assisted interventions in society* Strongly Agree Somewhat Agree Somewhat Disagree Strongly Disagree You noted interest in learning more about pets and mental health. What type of content or resources related to pets and mental health would you be most interested in?*Select all that apply. Webinars (live and recorded for future access) Other video content (e.g., reels, YouTube) Educational articles A dedicated resource hub (includes all content in one place) Social media content (e.g., Instagram/TikTok/Facebook) Trainings or certifications Other (please specify) Other (types of resources) Please take a moment to answer the following questions. Your answers are totally anonymous—we won't be able to identify you based on this information. Your answers will help us understand differences across the US and worldwide communities.About YouAge Range*8-1011-1314-1516-1718-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465+Gender* Female Male Non-Binary Please check this box if you identify as transgender. Please check this box if you identify as transgender. Race/Ethnicity*American Indian or Alaska NativeAsianBlack or African American (non-Hispanic)Hispanic or LatinoMiddle Eastern or North AfricanNative Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderWhite (non-Hispanic)More than one of the aboveOtherHousehold Income*Less than $20,000$20,000 - $39,999$40,000 - $59,999$60,000 - $79,999$80,000 - $99,999$100,000 - $149,999$150,000+Which of the following best describes your sexual orientation?*AsexualBisexualLesbian or GayPansexualQueerStraightOther...Sexual Orientation - Other* Do you live with any of the following?*Select all that apply. Any mental health or substance use condition Physical disability Developmental or learning disability Mental disability Any chronic illness None of the above Do you live in the United States or another country?* I live in the United States I live in another country State*AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingI live in a U.S. TerritoryWhat country do you live in?*AfghanistanAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBoliviaBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos IslandsColombiaComorosCongo, Democratic Republic of theCongo, Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicCôte d'IvoireDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEswatini (Swaziland)EthiopiaFalkland IslandsFaroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuamGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard and McDonald IslandsHoly SeeHondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIranIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People's Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacauMacedoniaMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMarshall IslandsMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMicronesiaMoldovaMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorth KoreaNorthern Mariana IslandsNorwayOmanPakistanPalauPalestine, State ofPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalPuerto RicoQatarRomaniaRussiaRwandaRéunionSaint BarthélemySaint HelenaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint MartinSaint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint MaartenSlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth GeorgiaSouth KoreaSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan Mayen IslandsSwedenSwitzerlandSyriaTaiwanTajikistanTanzaniaThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUS Minor Outlying IslandsUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuelaVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishVirgin Islands, U.S.Wallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweÅland IslandsZip/Postal Code EmailThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.