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Dr. Emily Weiss

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.)

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.