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Dr. Emily Weiss

“When Will People Learn?”

Ever heard a staff member say something similar after a pet owner comes in to relinquish an animal? Ever said it yourself? Dr. Emily Weiss takes the discussion in a different direction—to a place where we work to keep the pets and the people who love them together.

The Meet Matters

What’s the experience like at your shelter when a potential adopter meets a dog outside his kennel? According to a new study, that may be the key to increasing the likelihood of adoption. Dr. Emily Weiss discusses the research here.

What Do People Want Anyway?

What happens when you don’t have the kind of pet adopters are looking for? Dr. Emily Weiss has a few suggestions for you. (Based on research, of course!)

Practically Positive

When it comes to addressing behavior issues, what’s in your tool box? Dr. Emily Weiss urges you to keep it fully stocked.

What If Live Release Rate Was Not Our Goal?

Setting your shelter’s goals for next year? Here’s some food for thought from Dr. Emily Weiss about what you might focus on.

Black Is Still The New White

It’s that time of year again. With Halloween around the corner, Dr. Emily Weiss shares the facts about black cats—and what you can be doing to get more adopted.

Pleased to Meet You… Or Maybe Not

Dog introductions—yes or no? Dr. Emily Weiss shares 4 compelling reasons for her recommendation.



Can Training Cats to ‘High Five’ Change Their Lives?

Dr. Emily Weiss discusses new research that suggests we can positively impact the health and welfare of cats—by doing things that those who work with them already love to do.

Bored-y Cat

Who’s that hiding behind the door and knocking stuff on the floor? Dr. Emily Weiss has just the thing for under-enriched kitties—both in the shelter and in their new homes.

If It Feels Good…

Dr. Emily Weiss reveals the magic answer to the most common question that behaviorists get. What happens when we apply it to our work in animal sheltering?