Characteristics of Relinquished Dogs and Their Owners at 14 Rehoming Centers in the United Kingdom

@article{Diesel2010CharacteristicsOR,
  title={Characteristics of Relinquished Dogs and Their Owners at 14 Rehoming Centers in the United Kingdom},
  author={G. Diesel and D. Brodbelt and D. Pfeiffer},
  journal={Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={13},
  pages={15 - 30}
}
In the United Kingdom, each year many companion animal (pet) caregivers (owners) hand over dogs to shelters for rehoming. Studies conducted in the United States and Australia have shown that accommodation issues and problematic behaviors are the most common reasons for dogs to be relinquished. The purpose of this study was to provide a clearer understanding of common characteristics of relinquished dogs in the United Kingdom. A descriptive study conducted during 2005 collected data on 2,806… Expand
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