Don’t rely on inaccurate visual identification to describe the dogs in your care. Research shows that these methods are usually incorrect and they also don’t tell adopters any of the information they really need to know about a dog’s personality and behavior.
Both dogs and people are individuals. Shelter adoption policies based on stereotypes for both dogs and people increase the length of stay and most often are not truly in the best interest of the dog or the individual family.
Unlike BSL, these policies are effective and don’t damage the human-canine bond. Combining common sense laws with community
BSL separates families and criminalizes dog owners. Learn how these laws cost communities money and time, all while breaking up families and well-cared for – without making anyone safer.
Understanding dog genetics is important for veterinary care, but making sure you don’t judge a dog’s behavior based on their appearance or breed is equally as important.
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