No Dog Left Behind: We CAN Save Them All
When it comes to saving dogs with “behavior” issues in shelters, including perceived aggression, how many—what percentage—can we place? Is it 90% of shelter dogs as some advocate? Is it 95% as others do? Or is it higher?
In fact, based on four recent studies, the pioneering work of behaviorists, and the results of some of the most successful and progressive shelters in the country, a live release rate of even 99% for these dogs is not high enough. Thankfully, the path to ending their killing altogether is now clear.