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  1. Facilitators and Barriers to Assistance Dog Puppy Raisers' Engagement in Recommended Raising Practices

    Contributor(s):: Mai, D., Howell, T., Benton, P., Lewis, V., Evans, L., Bennett, P. C.

  2. Comparing fostering success between wild-caught and game farm bred captive red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa, L.)

    Contributor(s):: Sánchez-García, Carlos, Alonso, Marta Elena, Pérez, José Antonio, Rodríguez, Pedro Luis, Gaudioso, Vicente Ramiro

    As fostered game birds are better prepared for releasing in comparison to those intensively reared, fostering of wild and game farm red-legged partridges (Alectoris rufa) was studied on a semi-natural rearing farm using farm-hatched chicks. Parent pairs, barren pairs and single individuals from...

  3. Foster parenting, human imprinting and conventional handling affects survival and early weight of ostrich chicks

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: MD Wang, SWP Cloete, K Dzama, M Bonato, IA Malecki

    The effects of human imprinting and foster parenting by adult ostriches on the survival and growth performance of ostrich chicks were compared to conventional chick-rearing practices in two separate experiments. In the first experiment, the growth rate and survival of chicks imprinted onto...

  4. Examining How Dog 'Acquisition' Affects Physical Activity and Psychosocial Well-Being: Findings from the BuddyStudy Pilot Trial

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Potter, K., Teng, J. E., Masteller, B., Rajala, C., Balzer, L. B.

  5. Factors Associated with High Live Release for Dogs at a Large, Open-Admission, Municipal Shelter

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    | Contributor(s):: Gary J. Patronek, Abbi Crowe

    Better understanding of factors contributing to live release (rehoming) may help shelters improve outcomes. In this study, data were analyzed for all dogs (n = 21,409) admitted over a two-year period for the primary purpose of rehoming at a high-volume, open-intake municipal shelter performing...

  6. Assistance Animals in Foster Care

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    | Contributor(s):: Matthew W. Dietz

  7. Animal-assisted psychotherapy and equine-facilitated psychotherapy

    | Contributor(s):: Brooks, Susan M.

  8. Dusty Dreams

    Dusty Dreams started with a dream.  We want to encourage each and every one of you to follow your dreams.  Sometimes that can be a scary thing because life holds so many uncertainties.  Yet, you will never truly be the person you were created to be unless you find the happiness...

  9. Helping animals and teens together (HATT): a program development plan

    | Contributor(s):: Rachel L. Williams

  10. FosterFit

    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...

  11. Dogs Trust

    Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust (formerly the National Canine Defence League) is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. Our mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. Each year we care for around 16,000 dogs at our...

  12. Trauma narratives with children in foster care: Individual and group play therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Crenshaw, David A., Tillman, Kathleen S., Stewart, Anne L.

  13. Mill Dog Rescue: Theresa Strader at TEDxColoradoSprings

    After attending a large-scale dog auction on February 17, 2007 in the heart of puppy mill country, Theresa was inspired to make a lasting difference for the dogs held captive by the commercial dog breeding industry. National Mill Dog Rescue (NMDR) was formed to honor one very special dog who was...

  14. Guardian Therapy Dogs, Inc

    We are a Jacksonville area non-profit organization with aspirations of growing into a nationwide charity organization. Our Guardian Therapy Dogs provide a practical sense of security to a rape victim. We provide Guardian Therapy Dogs to victims of violent sexual assault on a sliding scale and at...

  15. A Four-Legged Fitness Partner: An Interview with Lea Lynch

    12 Apr 2015 | Posted by Katie Carroll

    Workout partners are commonly seen in the fitness world.  Young moms who walk the school track together while their children are at soccer practice, women who pair up for a yoga class or...

    https://habricentral.org/members/2412/blog/2015/04/a-four-legged-fitness-partner-an-interview-with-lea-lynch

  16. Quantifying the shelter rabbit population: an analysis of Massachusetts and Rhode Island animal shelters

    | Contributor(s):: Cook, A. J., McCobb, E.

    Scholarly work on the nonhuman animal shelter population has widely focused on cats and dogs. As a result, little is known about the population dynamics of domestic rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in shelters. The records from 4 companion animal shelters in Massachusetts and Rhode Island were...

  17. The efficacy of therapeutic horticulture and animal-assisted therapy to promote prosocial behavior in foster youth

    | Contributor(s):: Suprise, Katrina L.

  18. Second Chance at Life Greyhound Prison Partnership

    For years, the nightmare of the National Greyhound Foundation(NGF) has been the problem of not having a place to put the thousands of racing Greyhounds who retire in Florida every year until adoption groups can get them adopted. The NGF has researched Prison Pet Partnerships with other dogs and...

  19. Canine Assistance Rehabilitation Education & Services (CARES, Inc.)

    The largest specialty service CARES has to offer is the provision of canine assistants to people across the United States. This aspect is what makes CARES so unique among other canine assistance schools. CARES is one of the only schools that acts as a center for independent living, which is the...

  20. Risk factors and correlates of hurting animals by children

    | Contributor(s):: Kathleen Ann Rooney

    This dissertation is a secondary analysis of a preexisting dataset, the Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect (LONGSCAN), Assessments 0-4 produced by the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) located in the Family Development Center at Cornell University (2001). This...