February 20, 2020
Audience: Executive Leadership, Shelter/Rescue Staff & Volunteers, Veterinary Team
Organization: Animal Humane Society
Investigator(s): Janelle Dixon, Terri Zborowsky, SusanO'Conner-Von
Grant Amount: $50,000.00
Project Type: Basic Research
Project Status: Research In Progress
The purpose of this Animal Humane Society study is to evaluate a prototype for dog housing. This prototype is a multi-dog environment that houses up to six dogs at once in a group. The hypothesis is that if the dogs are housed together in a closer to normal environment instead of alone, their stress levels will decrease and dogs will show more normal behavior.