May 27, 2017

What To Assess When Co-Housing Shelter Dogs

Marissa Martino, CTC, CPDTA-KA, behavior manager for Dumb Friends League in Denver, Colorado, and Andrew Mathias, CBCC-KA, canine care specialist for Multnomah County Animal Services in Troutdale, Oregon, discuss why animal shelters co-house dogs and what they look for when deciding which dog to place where.


Marissa Martino, CTC, CPDTA-KA, behavior manager for Dumb Friends League in Denver, Colorado, and Andrew Mathias, CBCC-KA, canine care specialist for Multnomah County Animal Services in Troutdale, Oregon, discuss why animal shelters co-house dogs and what they look for when deciding which dog to place where. Shelter veterinarians are looking at the dog's size, sex, age, and also their development because older dogs may not get along well with younger dogs. 

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