Effects of Phenotypic Characteristics on the Length of Stay of Dogs at Two No Kill Animal Shelters

  title={Effects of Phenotypic Characteristics on the Length of Stay of Dogs at Two No Kill Animal Shelters},
  author={William P. Brown and Janelle P Davidson and Marion E. Zuefle},
  journal={Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science},
  pages={18 - 2}
Adoption records from 2 no kill shelters in New York State were examined to determine how age, sex, size, breed group, and coat color influenced the length of stay (LOS) of dogs at these shelters. Young puppies had the shortest length of stay; LOS among dogs increased linearly as age increased. Neither coat color nor sex influenced LOS. Considering only size classifications, medium-size dogs had the greatest LOS, and extra small dogs and puppies remained in shelters for the least amount of time… 

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