The challenge of managing medium and large dogs in the shelter setting and finding them speedy, positive outcomes is one of the last unsolved puzzles of the animal welfare movement. Many shelters across the country have nearly stopped euthanizing big dogs because of time limits or lack of available space, but the solution has often been housing the dogs for extended periods of time, which creates a new set of problems for our industry. From reducing intake by keeping more dogs with their families, to providing regular care and enrichment in the shelter, to moving dogs quickly through the shelter system to reduce the overall length of stay, this session will show you how to start saving more big dogs as soon as you get home.
- Kristen Hassen-Auerbach | Director, Pima Animal Care Center
- Ellen Jefferson | Director, Austin Pets Alive!
- Sheila Segurson | Director of Research, Maddie’s Fund
Friday, May 8 | 1:15 to 2:45pm Behavior Advanced