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Shelters & Rescues: Using Knowledge to Help the Homeless

Each year millions of dogs and cats lose their homes and enter animal shelters and rescues in the United States. The challenges facing animals in shelters and rescues are unique. Not only do they experience the stress resulting from separation from their homes but they are met with additional stress in their new, often overwhelming environment. 


I have worked in the sheltering industry since 2001. I have seen the progress made in housing, medical care, and behavioral wellness. There is still a lot of progress to be made. Shelter-based research is important for paving the way for innovative changes. 


Using my experience and expertise, I provide assistance to shelters and rescues by:

  • Providing behavior evaluations and behavior modification plans for individual animals

  • Assisting with programs to educate staff and volunteers about animal behavior and training

  • Creating programs to address behavioral wellness of the animals in the organization's care.


If you are interested in working with me to improve the behavioral wellness of the animals in your organization or for an evaluation of a specific dog or cat in your organization email or click here

Cool Whip and her kittens fostered by Miranda for the

SPCA Serving Erie County

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