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 needs...
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
Guidance for puppy owners
Contributor(s):: Hedges, S.
The advantages of behavioural guidance from veterinary practice was discussed. Highlights focused on the behavioural management, care, and training of puppies.
Feb 21 2015
Southern California Pet Expo
Companion animal adoption study
Contributor(s):: Neidhart, L., Boyd, R.
To better understand the outcomes of companion animal adoptions, Bardsley & Neidhart Inc. conducted a series of 3 surveys over a 1-year period with dog and cat owners who had adopted their pet through either a: (1) Luv-A-Pet location, (2) Adopt-a-thon, or (3) traditional shelter. This article...
Comparison of adoption agency breed identification and DNA breed identification of dogs
Contributor(s):: Voith, V. L., Ingram, E., Mitsouras, K., Irizarry, K.
Governmental and other agencies may require dog caregivers (owners) to provide breed identification of their dogs. This study compares breed identification by adoption agencies with identification by DNA analysis in 20 dogs of unknown parentage. Of the 20 dogs who had been adopted from 17...
Prediction of adoption versus euthanasia among dogs and cats in a California animal shelter
Contributor(s):: Lepper, M., Kass, P. H., Hart, L. A.
The purpose of this retrospective cohort study was to investigate the determinants of adoption for cats and dogs from a large municipal animal shelter. The subjects were 4813 cats and 3301 dogs impounded by the Sacramento County Department of Animal Care and Regulation and offered for adoption...
Returning a recently adopted companion animal: adopters' reasons for and reactions to the failed adoption experience
Contributor(s):: Shore, E. R.
The return of a recently adopted companion animal places the nonhuman animal in jeopardy and may be painful and frustrating to the humans involved. However, if returners learn from the failed adoption experience, future adoptions may be more satisfactory for all concerned. In this study, 78...
The bond that never developed: adoption and relinquishment of dogs in a rescue shelter
Contributor(s):: Mondelli, F., Previde, E. P., Verga, M., Levi, D., Magistrelli, S., Valsecchi, P.
This study carried out a survey in an Italian shelter to analyze adoptions resulting in the rejection of the newly adopted dog. The results of this study show that the number of dogs adopted and returned was stable during the study, that more females than males were adopted, and that males were...
Understanding animal companion surplus in the United States: relinquishment of nonadoptables to animal shelters for euthanasia
Contributor(s):: Kass, P. H., New, J. C., Jr., Scarlett, J. M., Salman, M. D.
Relinquishing a nonhuman animal to a shelter is a complex decision that, it is often believed, ultimately may represent a breakdown of the human-animal bond. The result of such a breakdown is an animal companion surplus in the United States, which is no better evidenced than by the statistics...
What do people want? Factors people consider when acquiring dogs, the complexity of the choices they make, and implications for nonhuman animal relocation programs
Contributor(s):: Garrison, L., Weiss, E.
A survey was conducted to assess decisions people make when acquiring dogs, including what sources they consider, the importance of the variety of dogs available, and their willingness to travel to adopt dogs of their choice. A conjoint design was used to ask each respondent to rate his or her...
Prison Greyhounds fosters retired racing greyhounds and teaches them basic house manners prior to their adoption into permanent loving homes. Their inmate-handlers gain job skills, teamwork experience and an opportunity to explore a better way of living before being released into our...
Cooling out the mark in companion animal adoption
Contributor(s):: Thompson, C. Y., Young, R. L.
This research examines conflict resolution in the companion animal adoption process. Such adoptions typically occur in public settings where volunteers (1) advise potential adopters about the physical, emotional, and environmental needs of companion animals; (2) evaluate adopters and the...
Cat Person, Dog Person, Gay, or Heterosexual: The Effect of Labels on a Man's Perceived Masculinity, Femininity, and Likability
Contributor(s):: Mitchell, R. W., Ellis, A. L.
American undergraduates (192 male, 521 female) rated masculinity, femininity, and likability of two men (one highly masculine and unfeminine, one normally masculine with low femininity) from a videotaped interaction. Participants were informed that both men were cat persons, dog persons,...
MCPaws; regional animal shelter
Located in McCall, Idaho, MCPAWS Regional Animal Shelter has provided loving and compassionate care to abandoned, surrendered and lost dogs and cats of Valley County since 2002. We are proud to be a no-kill animal shelter that is able to provide comfortable and safe shelter, medical care and...