Cartoon of a tablet and people spending time with their pets.

Daily Information Experiences of Pet Guardians

We would like to hear your experiences about your shared everyday lives with companion cats and dogs in New Zealand.

Project description

This research project is work towards a PhD thesis and aims to better understand how people interact with the information they need to take care of their pets in their day-to-day lives. This research has been approved by the Victoria University of Wellington ̶ Te Herenga Waka Human Ethics Committee (#29730).

The information learned from this study will be used to improve the concept of information experience (IE) in more-then-human families, where human coexistence with animals. Also, it will enhance the welfare of companion animals by informing research on the role of information in the life of pet guardians.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for pet guardians, living in NZ and over 20 year of age, whose dog/cat is part of their family. Your participation will involve interviews, and photo diary activities of your everyday life. If you would like to participate, please contact Niloofar at

Please feel free to share this post with other pet guardians who you think would be interested, and if you have any questions you can contact Niloofar Solhjoo.