No dog left behind

I received a request from a shelter reform advocate for studies and information to stop their local pound from using temperament tests to claim dogs are “unadoptable” and kill them, as well as information for what shelters should do instead. The fact is that it is the shelter’s own socialization, training, and care policies that determine whether dogs live or die, not arcane notions of “adoptability” based on flawed temperament tests.

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