Shelter Dogs in Substance Abuse Rehabilitation

  title={Shelter Dogs in Substance Abuse Rehabilitation},
  author={K. Schwartzer and Manohar Katara and Julie M. Fagan},
The program will introduce at-risk shelter dogs into a rehabilitation center for substance abuse. The inpatients at the center will foster and train the dogs to make them more adoptable. The program will focus on facilitating the rehabilitation of the patients through the use of structured activities with the dogs. These activities will produce many benefits including being able to build confidence in the patient, give the patient experience and skills to seek employment in the future, and give… Expand


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Companion animal demographics and sterilization status: results from a survey in four Massachusetts towns
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