September 1, 2008
It's not all fun and games! Playtime for pooches can be more complex than adopters realize. Dr. Patricia McConnell gives some important tips to keep canine play from getting out of hand.
July 1, 2008
Conflicts can crop up in multicat homes, causing the animals undue stress and health problems. But dissension can be minimized without calling the kitty shrink.
May 1, 2008
While shelter work can provide trainers great personal satisfaction and a sense of purpose, it can also be a huge source of stress.
March 1, 2008
New adopters don't always understand the jargon counselors use when describing a dog's personality and behavior issues. Here's how to make sure your messages don't get lost in translation.
January 1, 2008
A post-adoption survey helps the Animal Rescue League of Boston figure out how their adopted cats are getting on in their new homes.
November 1, 2007
Trainer and behaviorist Nan Arthur explains how new dog owners can help their pooches make a less stressful transition from the shelter to the home.
September 1, 2007
Give cats a chance in their new homes by preparing adopters for reclusive getting-to-know-you behaviors.
July 1, 2007
The Kentucky Humane Society brings behavior help to where the problems occur: the homes of pet owners.
May 1, 2007
The ASPCA's Feline-ality program matches cats to people through examination of their personalities and behaviors.
March 1, 2007
Mychelle Blake discusses the benefits of training and socialization for shelter dogs and outlines the training methods that have worked best in her sessions with volunteers.