Register now for part 3 of our ongoing education series, Placing Behaviorally Challenged Dogscoming on Thursday, January 14, from 1-2:30 ET.

Should you or shouldn’t you? When it comes to placing behaviorally challenged dogs, that is the question.

The unintended consequence of reduced shelter populations has been an increase in placements of challenging dogs. We see success stories on social media and television shows, but is there more to the story? What is their quality of life – and that of their owners? Learn more about what effect these dogs are having on the families that love them and the communities they live in.

This panel will bring together research from Seana Dowling-Guyer about what happens to dogs after adoption, post-adoption case studies from professional dog trainer, Melissa McCue-McGrath, and shelter trends and perspectives from Mike Keiley from MSPCA.


The recording of the panel discussion Are We Looking For Reasons to Deny Adopters? presented by the New England Federation of Humane Societies and hosted by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement is now available, and you are welcome to share this link with your staff, board, and volunteers – watch it (together) any time.


NEFHS invites you to become a member of The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement. Learn about the many benefits and use code NEFed50 to get 50% off your first year of membership. (Code valid through 2/28/21.)