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Pit Bulls Today
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Contributor(s):: Hannah Nation
The motivation for this research paper is to shed a new light on the drastic effects negative stereotypes have on breeds that are deemed aggressive in the media and public’s eye. It’s important to understand the full scope of the situation in our society and the consequences that...
Offender outcomes of training dogs in prison : the Puppies for Parole program
Contributor(s):: Dorothea V. Megarani, Rebecca A. Johnson, George Lombardi, Steven Osterlind, Hayley D. Yaglom, Nicole L. Haarman, Elliot Cade
"Puppies for Parole" is a rehabilitation program based on human-animal interaction (HAI) in the prison. Puppies for Parole aims to reduce the number of homeless canines by producing loving, obedient, and adoptable dogs. Inmates may gain skills to support successful rehabilitation and...
Summarizing Research on Companion Animal Population Dynamics and Control Practices, and Exploring Factors Impacting Dogs' Time to Adoption in a Shelter System
Contributor(s):: Aileigh Kay
A scoping review was conducted to identify all globally published literature investigating population dynamics and control practices of companion animals. There were 7810 unique citations initially identified, 869 articles (450 primary research and 419 reviews) were confirmed relevant. Most...
The place of the dog in the family: a comparative case study of dog adoption
Contributor(s):: Garcia, A. C.
This paper explores how perspectives on the appropriate place of the dog in the family shape the practice and experience of dog adoption. This research is based on a comparative case study of a traditional shelter and an independent animal rescue organization. The data were collected through...
What's in a Name: Effect of Breed Perceptions & Labeling on Attractiveness, Adoptions & Length of Stay for Pit-Bull-Type Dogs
Contributor(s):: Lisa Marie Gunter
Previous research has indicated that certain breeds of dogs stay longer in shelters than others; however exactly how breed perception and identification influences potential adopters' decisions remains unclear. Current dog breed identification practices in animal shelters are often based...
Its a Dog's Life: Contemplating the Human-Animal Relationship through Dog Adoption Narratives
Contributor(s):: Nicole Silvestrini
Dog adoption is a popular way for people to find pets in the United States. With dog adoption comes dog adoption narratives, ideologically about the dog, told by humans for humans. Dog adoption narratives, a genre of personal experience narrative, enact a series of formalized conventions that...
Estimating the Availability of Potential Homes for Unwanted Horses in the United States
Contributor(s):: Emily Weiss, Emily D Dolan, Heather Mohan-Gibbons, Shannon Gramann, Margaret R Slater
There are approximately 200,000 unwanted horses annually in the United States. This study aimed to better understand the potential homes for horses that need to be re-homed. Using an independent survey company through an Omnibus telephone (land and cell) survey, we interviewed a nationally...
Human and canine personality assessment instruments to predict successful adoptions with shelter dogs
Contributor(s):: Walker, Sheryl Lynn
Animal shelters are often over-crowded with animals, and efforts to match potential adopters with shelter dogs, to improve the quality of adoptions, are increasing. However, a lack of evidence-based practices makes matching difficult. This research was conducted to investigate the role of dog...
The Effect of Watching a Large or Small Pseudo Shelter Dog Sit on Command on College Students' Self-rated Willingness to Adopt
Contributor(s):: Vanessa Hajek
AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Vanessa M. Hajek for the Master of Science in Psychology presented Title: The Effect of Watching a Large or Small Pseudo Shelter Dog Sit on Command on College Students’ Self-rated Willingness to Adopt Abstract approved: This study investigated...
Comparison of the characteristics and attitudes of dog adopters from three dog rescue groups
Contributor(s):: Zelda L. Zimmerman
A web-based survey was conducted to investigate the relationships between adopters and the dogs they adopted from three types of rescue groups/organizations: humane societies, greyhound rescues, and pit bull rescues. The dog selected to adopt can vary for many reasons, one of which is breed...
Identifying people's most preferred management technique for feral cats in Hawaii
Contributor(s):: Lohr, Cheryl A., Lepczyk, Christopher A., Cox, Linda J.
Cats abandonment versus adoptionAbandono de gatos versus adocao
Contributor(s):: Pinheiro, A. G., Alves, N. D., Andrade Neto, D., Lima, J. L. A. de, Rodrigues, A. M. B., Silva, F. B.
This study was conducted to determine the pattern and factors affecting of cat abandonment and adoption in Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil [date not given]. It was shown that most of the respondents' cats were abandoned prior to being adopted. Other cats were obtained as gifts, purchased or adopted...
Determinants of cat choice and outcomes for adult cats and kittens adopted from an Australian animal shelter
Contributor(s):: Zito, S., Paterson, M., Vankan, D., Morton, J., Bennett, P., Phillips, C.
The percentage of adult cats euthanized in animal shelters is greater than that of kittens because adult cats are less likely to be adopted. This study aimed to provide evidence to inform the design of strategies to encourage adult cat adoptions. One such strategy is to discount adoption prices,...
Participants are assigned a foster dog partner who is with them every step of the way. During the course of the program, participants and their foster dogs work together to achieve health-oriented goals.Foster dogs are matched with participants at the start of the program, and they share a home...
Therapeutic horsemanship and children adopted from foster care: A case study analysis using mixed methods
Contributor(s):: Cody, Patricia Anne
Reaching down and finding humanity: military personnel's experiences of adopting dogs while on deployment
Contributor(s):: Taylor, M. F., Pooley, J. A., Edwards, M.
It is conservatively estimated that 12% of all American soldiers who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan fields of engagement have returned home with psychological problems. Research that investigates the psychological underpinnings of these problems is pertinent to meeting the mental health...
Oct 19 2015
Great Lakes Animal Welfare Conference
Oct 07 2015
The Business of Saving Lives Three-Day Workshop
(Your) Life's book
Contributor(s):: Erasmo de Oliveira
(Your) Life’s book Two pets in each home!ANIMALS ARE ANGELS and the fact is you came to this world with the RIGHT to have two of these angels at your home, so is the Nature’s law, so is the reality, the rest, is MATRIX, blablabla and political interest. And look that right is a...
Apr 25 2015
Phoenix Pet Expo