Returning a recently adopted companion animal: adopters' reasons for and reactions to the failed adoption experience.

@article{Shore2005ReturningAR,
  title={Returning a recently adopted companion animal: adopters' reasons for and reactions to the failed adoption experience.},
  author={Elsie R Shore},
  journal={Journal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS},
  year={2005},
  volume={8 3},
  pages={187-98}
}
  • Elsie R Shore
  • Published 2005 in Journal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS
The return of a recently adopted companion animal places the nonhuman animal in jeopardy and may be painful and frustrating to the humans involved. However, if returners learn from the failed adoption experience, future adoptions may be more satisfactory for all concerned. In this study, 78 people who had adopted and returned dogs or cats to an animal shelter in a U.S. Midwestern city were interviewed regarding their reasons for return, reactions to the experience, and plans for future… CONTINUE READING

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