What does the research tell us about pets as gifts? You may be surprised to learn that pets as gifts may be the very best type of adoption you can do!
Can you make Pets as Gifts work at your agency? Yes, you can! Download our free tips sheet with helpful ideas from three agencies that busted the myth!
In 2013, the ASPCA surveyed people who had received their pets as gifts in order to learn more about their attachment to – and the retention of – those pets. We also explored the difference in those factors for people who obtained their gifted pet as a surprise. This webinar will outline the historic research on pets as gifts and review the ASPCA’s 2013 study. Walk away from this 60-minute webinar with the tools to give pets as gifts a try at your organization.
Dr. Emily Weiss’ work at the ASPCA involves developing programs and processes that focus on impact on animal welfare. In her previous work as a behaviorist, she developed training programs to improve husbandry and decrease stress for many zoo animals. She has also developed assessment tools for shelter animals, including the SAFER assessment and Meet Your Match Canine-ality, Puppy-ality and Feline-ality. Dr. Weiss is co-editor of the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, and has published and lectured extensively in the field of applied animal behavior.