CSD's article "Use of Accelerometers to Measure Stress Levels in Shelter Dogs" has been published in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science!

Match-Up II &
Dog Behavior

The Match-Up II Shelter Dog Rehoming Program is a multi-part system designed to help shelters learn about the personality and needs of each dog so that behavioral interventions can be implemented when needed and successful matches can be made.

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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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Training & 

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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