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  1. Feasibility of a volunteer dog-walking program for high school students and shelter dogs in Chico, California

    Contributor(s):: Danielle Allred

    Dog-walking is gaining recognition as a way of combating sedentary lifestyles. Dog owners who walk their dogs are more likely to meet physical activity standards recommended by the Center for Disease Control, and studies have shown positive benefits resulting from animal interaction, including...

  2. Predictors of participation in an animal-assisted activity program

    Contributor(s):: Stacie Lynn Davison

    The purpose of this study was to assess the significance of demographic variables, depression, and pet attitude as predictors of willingness to participate in animal-assisted activity (AAA) programs. The final sample included 57 residents at assisted-living centers in California, most of whom...

  3. Preliminary investigation of food guarding behavior in shelter dogs in the United States

    Contributor(s):: Mohan-Gibbons, H., Weiss, E., Slater, M.

    A survey given to animal shelters across the US reported food bowl guarding as one of the most common reasons for euthanasia and only 34% attempted to modify this guarding behavior. This study identified 96 dogs that guarded their food bowl during an assessment, and then placed them into a home...

  4. Risk factors for dog relinquishment to a Los Angeles municipal animal shelter

    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...

  5. Voices from behind prison walls: the impact of training service dogs on women in prison

    Contributor(s):: Minton, C. A., Perez, P. R., Miller, K.

    This study investigated the effects that training service dogs had on women in a multi-level security prison in California. Through semi-structured interviews, the inmates discussed the challenges and benefits of involvement in this program. The findings suggested that participation in training...

  6. The Reasonable Pet: An Examination of the Enforcement of Restrictions in California Common Interest Developments After Nahrstedt v. Lakeside Village Condominium Ass'n, Inc.

    Contributor(s):: Daniel R. Puterbaugh

    Thirty-two million Americans live in common interest developments (CIDs);1 this amounts to one out of eight U.S. residents.2 Of those thirty-two million, nearly one-fifth are in California,3 representing a full twenty percent of the state'spopulation.4 Further, given the popularity...

  7. For the Love of Dog: California Fully Enforces Trusts for Pet Animals

    Contributor(s):: Christina M. Eastman

    For many in the United States, pets are companions, members of the family, and sometimes even replacements for children. Given this heightened status in American society, it is not surprising that many pet owners choose to include their pets as beneficiaries in testamentary...

  8. Perceived effects of dog-training programmes in correctional settings

    Contributor(s):: Cooke, Barbara J., Farrington, David P.

  9. Registrations of Assistance Dogs in California for Identification Tags: 1999-2012

    Contributor(s):: Yamamoto, Mariko Y., Lopez, Mayllynne T., States of, America

  10. The use of dogs in California public schools: current use, support for, potential concerns and educator familiarity with potential benefits

    Contributor(s):: Holly McLean Ryan

    The purpose of this study was to determine the current use of dogs in California public schools, to determine the familiarity of various educators, in particular school psychologists and school counselors with pet facilitated therapy, to determine the support for pet facilitated therapy and to...

  11. Nurse coordinates dog therapy program

    Contributor(s):: Childers, Linda

  12. Trans-Species Urban Politics: Stories From a Beach

    Contributor(s):: Holmberg, Tora

  13. 'Scotty' departs for the wild blue yonder

    Contributor(s):: Lee, Wally

  14. Companions in the park: Laurel Canyon Dog Park

    Contributor(s):: Rowe, Stacy, Wolch, Jennifer R.

  15. Dog Days In San Francisco

    Contributor(s):: McGinty, Brian

  16. Prevalence of and risk factors for isolation of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus spp. from dogs with pyoderma in northern California, USA

    Contributor(s):: Eckholm, Nicole G., Outerbridge, Catherine A., White, Stephen D. Sykes, Jane E.

  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...

  18. Space use as an indicator of enclosure appropriateness in African wild dogs ( Lycaon pictus)

    Contributor(s):: Hunter, S. C., Gusset, M., Miller, L. J., Somers, M. J.

    A clear understanding of space use is required to more fully understand biological requirements of nonhuman animals in zoos, aid the design of exhibits, and maximize the animals' welfare. This study used electivity indexes to assess space use of two packs of African wild dogs ( Lycaon pictus) and...

  19. Pet ownership in a suburban-rural area of California, 1970

    Contributor(s):: Franti, C. E., Kraus, J. F., Borhani, N. O.

  20. Dog walking: its association with physical activity guideline adherence and its correlates

    Contributor(s):: Hoerster, K. D., Mayer, J. A., Sallis, J. F., Pizzi, N., Talley, S., Pichon, L. C., Butler, D. A.