Behavior of Shelter Animals

Edited by
August 2021
204 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-0872-6 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-0873-3 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Behavior of Shelter Animals that was published in

Biology & Life Sciences

This book has resulted from collaborative interactions between academic institutions and animal shelters. It contains a collection of eleven papers (one review and ten research articles) on the behavior of dogs and cats in animal shelters, which can be very challenging environments. The papers focus on stress and behaviors associated with stress; the effectiveness of shelter enrichment programs in reducing stress; the usefulness of shelter behavioral evaluations in predicting behavior and assessing adoptability; and interactions between humans and companion animals. The aim of this book is to provide information that will inform shelter programs and policies, and thereby improve the welfare of shelter animals.

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dog; food aggression; food guarding; resource guarding; shelter; behavior; adoption; return rate; attachment behavior; shelter dog; foster dog; disinhibited attachment; attachment style; dog; scent marking; urination; urinary posture; defecation; ground scratching; animal shelter; human-animal interactions; individual differences; behavioural assays; behavioural syndromes; companion animal; Felis silvestris catus; shelter cats; human-cat relation; dog behaviour prediction; dog behaviour problems; dog behaviour assessment; canines; animal shelters; dog post-adoption behaviour; dog; heart rate variability; shelter; stress; arousal; lavender; dog appeasing pheromone (DAP); music; dog; food aggression; food guarding; resource guarding; animal shelter; behavioral evaluation; adoption; owner surrender; dog behaviour; behaviour problems; behaviour assessment; canines; shelters; predict; home behaviour; shelter dog; stress; hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal; cortisol; glucocorticoid; social buffering; enrichment; early-life stress; individual differences; animal welfare; on-leash walk; canine behavioural assessment; leash tension; behaviour; verbal cue; body gesture; human-dog interaction; shelter; dogs; animal shelter; cortisol; stress; welfare; human-animal interaction; activity