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Dr. Emily Weiss

Can We Predict Which Dogs Are a Danger to Cats?

Dr. Emily Weiss digs into a new study that could shift how you assess for predatory behavior in dogs.

The Power of Home

Dr. Emily Weiss reveals the most expedient way to reduce stress in shelter dogs.

How Does Your Return Rate Measure Up?

Dr. Emily Weiss wonders what a low return rate might really mean. (Spoiler Alert: There‘s more than one answer to this question.)

What Is Most Important?

Dr. Emily Weiss outlines what may have the greatest impact on your overall positive outcomes for cats. Is it something you’re doing now?

Turning the Page on Music in Shelters

Words or music? Dr. Emily Weiss shares an exciting new study on the impact of sound on dogs that may find you hitting the books at your shelter.

Raise Your Paw

Get out your decoder glasses as Dr. Emily Weiss digs into the meaning of this common canine behavior—and shares how you can use this info to help the dogs in your care.

Make 'Em Laugh

Dr. Emily Weiss shares some classic research on laughter in dogs as she pays homage to a well-known animal behaviorist.

Cut the Cord on the Landlord

What happens when landlord checks are eliminated? Dr. Emily Weiss outlines 5 potential outcomes.

Isabella Is Her Name

When that family comes into the shelter and discovers that the pup they were interested in adopting is no longer there, what happens? Dr. Emily Weiss has a few suggestions.

Barriers and Pit(bull)falls

Pit bull-type dogs are already at risk of staying longer in shelters simply because of breed bias. Dr. Emily Weiss urges us not to throw strict policies between these dogs and potential adopters.