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April 22, 2015

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Lindsay

Loved this post and found it so inspiring!

The rescue group I volunteer with tries to have all its dogs spayed/neutered prior to adoptions, but if for some reason the dog hasn't been altered yet, the rescue will allow adopters to take home the dog anyway. The rescue schedules the spay/neuter appointment and pays for the procedure and like you said trusts the adopters to follow through. I love working with a group that trusts people to do the right thing.

Andy

This is really great. I have two questions: 1) how do you eval for issues that may not be applicable to playgroup, and 2) what do you do to help with pet retention?

For my part, I'll say as a volunteer I've had it with traditional assessment tools. They're time-consuming and only useful at the margins, and the marginal cases (both good and bad) can be spotted easily using different observational methods (ideally, during the course of behavioral care and rehab).

Andy

I should clarify, by "pet retention" I thinking "post-adoption support" but used the wrong phrase. But I'm interested in retention, too! So I guess I have three questions :) .

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