Taiwan society has facing the problem of low birth rate and aging. Furthermore, stress daily life and urban interpersonal relationship worsen this situation. As a result, the lonely-relieving industry rises rapidly, the companion pet became lonely people’s spiritual attachment. However, the research about the benefit of companion pet keeping is quite rare. Moreover, those researches are insufficient in realizing the loneliness and depression state. Therefore, depicting the relationship among the attachment, loneliness, and depression state of the pet owners will lead us not only understanding the problem, but also providing references for animal-assisted therapy organizations. For this reason, the aim of this research is to investigating the relationship among the spiritual attachment, loneliness and depression of the companion dog owner.
This research examined the data by adopting the questionnaire established from literature review. The survey sample was chosen in pet accessories festivals and pet restaurants. Two hundred and fourth two valid samples were interviewed. The data was analyzed by the Descriptive and Reliability analysis of SPSS 17.0. The results showed that the pet owner shows a high attachment to their companion dog. Additionally, their feeling of loneliness and depression were generally low. In conclusion, the attachment between owner and their companion dog does significantly release loneliness and depression of pet owners. Suggestions and further researches were also discussed for pet managing organizations.