Are in-shelter behavior assessments a reliable way to determine whether dogs will or won’t be safe in adoptive homes? Find the answer below in today’s #MaddieMonday, along with more lifesaving tips. And have a great holiday week!
Shelter dog behavior assessments not reliable, reports ASPCA
An in-shelter behavior assessment is not a reliable way to determine whether dogs will or won’t be safe in adoptive homes, reports a new ASPCA position statement. Instead, such evaluations need to be based on multiple observations over time. That’s a position shared by Maddie’s Fund® Director of Research and board-certified veterinary behaviorist Dr. Sheila D’Arpino. Learn more
Will we see you at the 2018 Best Friends National Conference next month?
We hope to see you at the 2018 Best Friends National Conference from July 19 – 21 in Los Angeles! Not registered yet? Head over to the Best Friends website and find out more. We hope you’ll join us for the Maddie Experience at the Save Them All Networking Hub, #ThanksToMaddie. Learn more
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