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Dr. Emily Weiss

When You Can Say No

Dr. Emily Weiss has recently received emails from folks in the animal sheltering field asking different versions of the question, “When is it okay to say no to a potential adopter?” Read on for her response. (Spoiler alert: you’ll mostly be finding ways to say yes.)

A Touch May Make All the Difference

Recent research shows the power of positive social interactions for shelter cats. Dr. Emily Weiss shares what this could mean for the cats in your care.

Could Your Lost and Found Listings Use a Tune-Up?

Dr. Emily Weiss shares 6 simple tips to help ensure that you’re sharing the most accurate information as possible.

Bang Bang

Dr. Emily Weiss shoots down the potential myth that more pets are lost on July 4th than any other day.

That Is So Not What I Meant…

What do you think when a relinquisher says, “I’m moving and my landlord doesn’t allow animals?” Dr. Emily Weiss urges us all to toss out the judgments and assumptions.

Do You Care?

Dr. Emily Weiss shares some studies regarding empathy in various species—and asks you to put yourself in your clients’ shoes.

Too Smart To Eat Out of a Bowl

Got any clever, high-energy dogs at your shelter? (Of course you do!) Dr. Emily Weiss shares a simple, smart tip to help set your new adopters up for success.

Melvin and the Marmalades

Dr. Emily Weiss introduces you to 3 undersocialized kitties who found a great placement thanks to a barn cat program (even though they’re more likely to sleep on the job), and invites you to think about the cats at your agency who could benefit from alternative homes.

Where Are The Cats?

Dr. Emily Weiss has been digging into the data and wonders… Are adoptions up and intake down at your shelter?

ID Them… And Meet Your Goal!

Dr. Emily Weiss discusses how ID tagging now can save time and resources later—and offers some tips to ensure collars and tags get on all animals.