Critical problems for research in animal sheltering, a conceptual analysis
| Contributor(s):: Horecka, K., Neal, S.
Animal shelter research has seen significant increases in participation over the past several decades from academic organizations, private organizations, public entities, and even corporations that aims to improve shelter programs, processes, operations, and outcomes for the various...
Emergency fostering of dogs from animal shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic: shelter practices, foster caregiver engagement, and dog outcomes
| Contributor(s):: Gunter, L. M., Gilchrist, R. J., Blade, E. M., Reed, J. L., Isernia, L. T., Barber, R. T., Foster, A. M., Feuerbacher, E. N., Wynne, C. D. L.
Each year, millions of dogs enter thousands of animal shelters across the United States. Life in the shelter can be stressful, and one type of intervention that improves dogs' experience is human interaction, particularly stays in foster homes. Prior research has demonstrated that fostering...
Reasons for guardian-relinquishment of dogs to shelters: animal and regional predictors in British Columbia, Canada
| Contributor(s):: Eagan, B. H., Gordon, E., Protopopova, A.
Dogs are relinquished to animal shelters for animal-related or guardian-related reasons. Understanding what drives relinquishment patterns is essential for informing intervention opportunities to keep animals with their guardians. Whereas, overall reasons for relinquishment in a given shelter...
Welfare and quality of life assessments for shelter cats: A scoping review
| Contributor(s):: Lamon, Tennille K., Slater, Margaret R., Moberly, Heather K., Budke, Christine M.
Shelter fidelity and exploratory behaviours of juvenile Haliotis discus hannai in response to different stressors
| Contributor(s):: Hou, Xuguang, Duan, Ruize, Qiu, Huiyun, Guo, Zhansheng, Mei, Junxue
Handling of stray dogs in the Polish lands from the 19th to the 21st century with conside ration of irregularities in this area
| Contributor(s):: Hanusz, E., Skibniewska, E. M., Skibniewski, M.
Dog selection and responsible animal keeping during the COVID-19 pandemic: survey among future owners and animal welfare NGOsA kutyavalasztas szempontjai es a felelos allattartas a COVID-19- vilagjarvanv idejen: felmeres ieendo kutyatartok es ellatve
| Contributor(s):: Szabina, T., Szilvia, V., Laszlo, O., Viktoria, S.
Beyond “Doing Better”: Ordinal Rating Scales to Monitor Behavioural Indicators of Well-Being in Cats
| Contributor(s):: Ellis, Jacklyn J.
Safeguarding the well-being of cats is essential to the mission of any responsible animal shelter. Environmental enrichment and behaviour modification are often key to this goal. Measuring response to these interventions is essential to ensure strategies are successful. There are often many staff...
Adoption Can Be a Risky Business: Risk Factors Predictive of Dogs Adopted from RSPCA Queensland Being Returned
| Contributor(s):: Thumpkin, Eileen, Paterson, Mandy B. A., Morton, John M., Pachana, Nancy A.
Not all dog adoptions are successful. This two-year retrospective study used survival (i.e., time-to-event) analyses to investigate readmissions for dogs adopted from RSPCA Queensland shelters between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2020. A better understanding of temporal patterns and risk...
Horses’ resting behaviour in shelters of varying size compared with single boxes
| Contributor(s):: Kjellberg, Linda, Sassner, Hanna, Yngvesson, Jenny
No Pets Allowed: Discrimination, Homelessness, and Pet Ownership
| Contributor(s):: Ruby Aliment, Sara Rankin (editor), Kaya Lurie (editor)
This brief is the first to address the particular challenges faced by pet owners experiencing homelessness, particularly as they relate to treatment by society at large, law enforcement practices, and access to housing and services. Researchers estimate that up to 25 percent of people...
To pet or to enrich? Increasing dogs' welfare in veterinary clinics/shelters: a pilot study
| Contributor(s):: Lopes, J. V. S. R., Daud, N. M., Young, R. J., Azevedo, C. S. de
Behavior Education and Intervention Program at a Small Shelter I. Effect on Behavior Knowledge and Safety
| Contributor(s):: Lilly, M. Leanne, Watson, Brittany, Siracusa, Carlo
An Examination of Communicative Negotiation of Non-Rescue Dog Stigma
| Contributor(s):: Romo, Lynsey K., Lloyd, Rachel, Grimaila, Zoe
Characterizing pet acquisition and retention during the COVID-19 pandemic
| Contributor(s):: Hoffman, C. L., Thibault, M., Hong, J.
In March 2020, Americans began experiencing numerous lifestyle changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some reports have suggested that pet acquisition and ownership increased during this period, and some have suggested shelters and rescues will be overwhelmed once pandemic-related restrictions are...
Relinquishing owners underestimate their dog's behavioral problems: deception or lack of knowledge?
| Contributor(s):: Powell, L., Duffy, D. L., Kruger, K. A., Watson, B., Serpell, J. A.
Undesirable behavior is a leading cause of canine relinquishment. Relinquishing owners could provide valuable information about their dog's behavior, although the reliability of their reports has been questioned by the sheltering community. This study aimed to investigate (a) whether...
Volunteers' demographics that affect the human-dog interaction during walks in a shelter
| Contributor(s):: Shih, H. Y., Paterson, M. B. A., Pachana, N. A., Phillips, C. J. C.
Different people relate to dogs in different ways. We investigated differences between volunteers in their behavioural interactions with shelter dogs when they were walked on a leash. Cameras were used to record and quantify the behaviour of volunteers and a leash tension metre was used to...
Exploratory study of fecal cortisol, weight, and behavior as measures of stress and welfare in shelter cats during assimilation into families of children with autism spectrum disorder
| Contributor(s):: Carlisle, G. K., Johnson, R. A., Koch, C. S., Lyons, L. A., Wang, Z., Bibbo, J., Cheak-Zamora, N.
Background: Cats are a common companion animal (CA) in US households, and many live in families of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The prevalence of ASD is one in 54, and many children have behavior challenges as well as their diagnostic communication disorders. Objective:...
Welfare and quality of life assessments for shelter dogs: A scoping review
The aim of this scoping review was to consolidate information pertaining to welfare and quality of life assessments of shelter dogs. Specific objectives were to identify and characterize types of welfare assessment instruments, discuss circumstances where welfare and quality of life assessments...
The effect of animal shelter sound on cat behaviour and welfare
| Contributor(s):: Eagan, B. H., Gordon, E., Fraser, D.