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Dr. Emily Weiss

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?

Exorcizing the Tasmanian Devil

Dr. Emily Weiss shares a recipe for helping overaroused dogs—including good boundaries and activities that help them practice control.

What Saved Means to Me

We talk a lot about saving lives in the animal sheltering field. Dr. Emily Weiss muses on her definition of the word and asks for yours.

Time To Pull Up

Tips to ace pet rescue applications in mainstream media?! It’s high time to show that, as an industry, we start with a “yes” to every potential adopter.

Does Managed Admission Really Work?

The good folks at Million Cat Challenge sat down with Dr. Emily Weiss to tackle this juicy question.

Being Wrong

Dr. Emily Weiss encourages you to give that next big idea for saving more lives a try—but measure it and embrace the outcome.


It’s Better To Know

Dr. Emily Weiss shares a powerful, easy-to-implement technique that can make a significant impact on stress in shelter dogs and cats. 

Look ‘Em in the Eye and Smile

Dr. Emily Weiss shares a simple exercise you can do right now that’ll make all the difference to the dogs at your shelter.

Two Important Questions All Shelters Should Ask

Dr. Emily Weiss encourages us to channel our inner kids and keep asking “Why” and “How do you know?” (Spoiler alert: Research and data will help you answer.)

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.)