New editorial from the Center for Shelter Dogs about the need for welfare assessments in shelters -- both of the dogs and of the shelter environment.  New research from Barnard et al. (2015) provides one such practical tool.

Education & Resources

The Center for Shelter Dogs offers a variety of educational resources including free webinars, videos, research, and training documents focused on improving the lives of shelter dogs. 

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To find Match-Up II Online (still a program of the Animal Rescue League of Boston), click here.  Be sure to bookmark this link so you can access the site directly in the future.

Training & Enrichment

Providing dogs with physical and mental stimulation is a critical factor for maintaining their behavioral health.  Enrichment activities will keep shelter dogs busy, so they are less likely to do the things we don't want them to do, while basic training makes dogs more adoptable. 

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