Effects of preadoption counseling on the prevention of separation anxiety in newly adopted shelter dogs
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Herron, M. E., Lord, L. K., Husseini, S. E.
Separation anxiety is one of the more prevalent and difficult to treat behavior problems in dogs. The associated behaviors can be undesirable to dog owners and damage the human animal bond, leading to relinquishment or return to an animal shelter. Due to the high prevalence of separation related...
Should dogs and cats be given as gifts?
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Weiss, E., Dolan, E. D., Garrison, L., Hong, J., Slater, M.
Policies that state dogs and cats should not be adopted as gifts are prevalent at animal welfare organizations, despite the fact that this belief is unfounded. Denying adopters who intend to give the animals as gifts may unnecessarily impede the overarching goal of increasing the rate of...
Large dog relinquishment to two municipal facilities in New York City and Washington, D.C.: identifying targets for intervention
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Weiss, E., Slater, M., Garrison, L., Drain, N., Dolan, E., Scarlett, J. M., Zawistowski, S. L.
While the overall trend in euthanasia has been decreasing nationally, large dogs are at a higher risk of euthanasia than other sized dogs in most animal shelters in the United States. We hypothesized one way to increase the lives saved with respect to these large dogs is to keep them home when...
A systematic review and meta-analysis of the proportion of dogs surrendered for dog-related and owner-related reasons
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lambert, K., Coe, J., Niel, L., Dewey, C., Sargeant, J. M.
Risk factors for dog relinquishment to a Los Angeles municipal animal shelter
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dolan, E. D., Scotto, J., Slater, M., Weiss, E.
Dog relinquishment is a large component of shelter intake in the United States. Research has shown traits of the dog are associated with relinquishment as well as general characteristics of those relinquishing. Low income is often cited as a risk factor for relinquishment. The majority of people...
Environmental Aspects of Domestic Cat Care and Management: Implications for Cat Welfare
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Stella, J. L., Croney, C. C.
No better than flipping a coin: Reconsidering canine behavior evaluations in animal shelters
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Gary J. Patronek, Janis Bradley
Use of behavior evaluations for shelter dogs has progressed despite their lack of scientific validation as reliable diagnostic tools. Yet results of these evaluations are often used to make life-and-death decisions. Despite acknowledging the significant limitations of evaluations, most authors...
Declawing has no effect on biting behavior but does affect adoption outcomes for domestic cats in an animal shelter
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Fritscher, Saethra Jade, Ha, James
Opponents of declawing contend that it causes behavioral problems, whereas others, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, state that because destructive scratching is a risk factor for relinquishment and euthanasia, declawing is a reasonable alternative. If declawing causes...
Goodbye to a Good Friend: An Exploration of the Re-Homing of Cats and Dogs in the U.S.
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Emily Weiss, Shannon Gramann, C. Victor Spain, Margaret Slater
When dogs and cats are not retained in a home, they are re-homed to somewhere, and while there is a collection of research around relinquishment to shelters, little is known about the general re-homing picture. A cross sectional random digit dial survey was conducted with an aim to learn more...
Evaluation of a behavioral assessment tool for dogs relinquished to shelters
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): DL Duffy, KA Kruger, James A. Serpell
Canine separation anxiety: strategies for treatment and management
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): RJ Sargisson
Secure and disorganised attachment in the relational interactions in shelter for abandoned children
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mbiya Muadi
Secure and disorganized attachment in the relational interactions in shelter for abandoned children in Kinshasa
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Mbiya Muadi
Anchor down or hunker down: an experimental study on zebra mussels' response to predation risk from crayfish
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marcin Czarnoleski, Tomas Müller, Justyna Kierat, Landon Gryczkowski, Lucjan Chybowski
Predation cues influence the strength of byssal attachment in bivalves. In zebra mussels, Dreissena polymorpha, anchorage increases in response to nonforaging roach, Rutilus rutilus, but decreases in response to artificially crushed conspecifics, and it remains unaltered by nonforaging crayfish....
Qualified "in shelter" dogs' evaluation and training to promote successful dog-human relationships
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marilena Sticco, Roberto Trentini, Pia Lucidi
The phenomenon of dogs’ relinquishment in Italy has become a social evil, although many laws exist to regulate animal protection and lately, the act of abandonment has become criminalised (law n.189/2004, enforced by law n.201/2010). Adop tion fro m shelters seems t o be the only way to...
Relinquishment of sheltered animals: how the behavioral data can inform the veterinary role in prevention and successful rehoming
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): S.V. Juarbe-Diaz
The technician's role in the behavior consultation
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Julie Shaw
Causes and prevention of pet relinquishment
Conference Papers | Contributor(s): J.M. Scarlett
A survey exploring factors associated with 2890 companion-rabbit owners' knowledge of rabbit care and the neuter status of their companion rabbit
Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Welch, T., Coe, J. B., Niel, L., McCobb, E.
Pet owners' knowledge of pet care has been shown to affect the human-animal relationship and the welfare of companion animals. With rabbits being the third most common companion animal in many regions, and evidence of owners' lack of awareness for the standards of care required to care for...