The Truth about Humans: The Decision to Adopt Dogs & Cats
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| Contributor(s):: Leann Stadtlander
Millions of dogs and cats are adopted from animal shelters every year, however, little is known about why specific animals are adopted. This study examines the qualitative comments given by adopters of cats and dogs for selecting specific animals. Differences between the species and insights...
Qualified "in shelter" dogs' evaluation and training to promote successful dog-human relationships
| 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...
Declawing has no effect on biting behavior but does affect adoption outcomes for domestic cats in an animal shelter
| Contributor(s):: Saethra Jade Fritscher, James Ha
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...
Adoption and relinquishment interventions at the animal shelter: a review
| Contributor(s):: A. Protopopova, L.M. Gunter
Pit Bulls Today
| Contributor(s):: Hannah Nation
The motivation for this research paper is to shed a new light on the drastic effects negative stereotypes have on breeds that are deemed aggressive in the media and public’s eye. It’s important to understand the full scope of the situation in our society and the consequences that come...
Summarizing Research on Companion Animal Population Dynamics and Control Practices, and Exploring Factors Impacting Dogs' Time to Adoption in a Shelter System
| Contributor(s):: Aileigh Kay
A scoping review was conducted to identify all globally published literature investigating population dynamics and control practices of companion animals. There were 7810 unique citations initially identified, 869 articles (450 primary research and 419 reviews) were confirmed relevant. Most...
The place of the dog in the family: a comparative case study of dog adoption
| Contributor(s):: Garcia, A. C.
This paper explores how perspectives on the appropriate place of the dog in the family shape the practice and experience of dog adoption. This research is based on a comparative case study of a traditional shelter and an independent animal rescue organization. The data were collected through...
What's in a Name: Effect of Breed Perceptions & Labeling on Attractiveness, Adoptions & Length of Stay for Pit-Bull-Type Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Lisa Marie Gunter
Previous research has indicated that certain breeds of dogs stay longer in shelters than others; however exactly how breed perception and identification influences potential adopters' decisions remains unclear. Current dog breed identification practices in animal shelters are often based upon...
Its a Dog's Life: Contemplating the Human-Animal Relationship through Dog Adoption Narratives
| Contributor(s):: Nicole Silvestrini
Dog adoption is a popular way for people to find pets in the United States. With dog adoption comes dog adoption narratives, ideologically about the dog, told by humans for humans. Dog adoption narratives, a genre of personal experience narrative, enact a series of formalized conventions that...
The Effect of Watching a Large or Small Pseudo Shelter Dog Sit on Command on College Students' Self-rated Willingness to Adopt
| Contributor(s):: Vanessa Hajek
AN ABSTRACT OF THE THESIS OF Vanessa M. Hajek for the Master of Science in Psychology presented Title: The Effect of Watching a Large or Small Pseudo Shelter Dog Sit on Command on College Students’ Self-rated Willingness to Adopt Abstract approved: This study investigated...
Comparison of the characteristics and attitudes of dog adopters from three dog rescue groups
| Contributor(s):: Zelda L. Zimmerman
A web-based survey was conducted to investigate the relationships between adopters and the dogs they adopted from three types of rescue groups/organizations: humane societies, greyhound rescues, and pit bull rescues. The dog selected to adopt can vary for many reasons, one of which is breed...
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...
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...