The Pet Effect is a term used to describe the positive mutual relationship between an owner and their companion. Many studies have been done supporting the fact that pets are beneficial to our physical and mental health. In our blogpost-Animal Assisted Intervention- What This Is and What We Practice this is explained more in-depth, however, it covers a broader range of people. This article is going to explore more specifically the effects of owning or working with an animal(s) on a child’s social development.