Effects of Video Footage Versus Photographs on Perception of Dog Behavioral Traits
Contributor(s):: Pyzer, Chloe, Clarke, Lucy, Montrose, V. Tamara
Photographs are frequently used to promote adoption of dogs on rescue shelter websites. While physical traits are well illustrated via photographs, conveying a dog's behavioral traits is more problematic. Traits such as sociability, obedience, and friendliness are likely to be better displayed...
Analysis of Factors Relating to Companion Rabbits Relinquished to Two United Kingdom Rehoming Centers
Contributor(s):: Ellis, Clare F., McCormick, Wanda, Tinarwo, Ambrose
Rabbits are a common companion animal in the United Kingdom, and some reports have suggested that large numbers are relinquished to rehoming centers each year. This study aimed to investigate the characteristics of rabbits relinquished to 2 UK rehoming centers and explore reasons given for...
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...
Relinquishment of sheltered animals: how the behavioral data can inform the veterinary role in prevention and successful rehoming
| Contributor(s):: S.V. Juarbe-Diaz
Goodbye to a Good Friend: An Exploration of the Re-Homing of Cats and Dogs in the U.S.
| 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...
Surrendered and Stray Dogs in Australia—Estimation of Numbers Entering Municipal Pounds, Shelters and Rescue Groups and Their Outcomes
| Contributor(s):: Diana Chua, Jackquie Rand, John Morton
There is no national system for monitoring numbers of dogs entering municipal council pounds and shelters in Australia, or their outcomes. This limits understanding of the surrendered and stray dog issue, and prevents the evaluation of management strategies. We aimed to estimate these in...