German Shepherd dog using a laptop

Are dogs and cats in shelters developing health and behavior problems because of stress? And does that make adoption more difficult and less likely for those pets?

Yes, says board certified veterinary behaviorist Dr. Sheila D’Arpino. On January 14 and February 4, 2016, she’ll be presenting free webcasts on how stress is sabotaging your pet adoption efforts.

Attendees will learn about the negative impacts of stress on the health and behavior of pets, how these effects reduce the chances of adoption, and how to recognize stress in individual animals and whole populations. This is information no adoption organization can afford to miss!

Dr. D’Arpino has worked as an emergency veterinarian, private practice veterinarian, shelter veterinarian, dog trainer, veterinary behaviorist and foster-based adoption program director.

Currently, she uses the knowledge she gained and skills that she learned in her role as Director of Research for Maddie’s Fund®, where she develops and supports research that increases pet adoptions from rescue groups and shelters and improves pet well-being. Dr. D’Arpino is also a courtesy lecturer for the Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida and is the lead instructor for the Shelter Animal Behavior and Welfare online course.

Learn more and sign up for the free webcasts here:

How Stress is Sabotaging Your Dog Adoption Efforts

How Stress is Sabotaging Your Cat Adoption Efforts

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