Have you talked to your Mayor lately? Odd question I know but if you did talk to your Mayor, what do you think he or she would say if you asked them “hey, why doesn’t the city appropriate funds to our City’s animal services department to educate its officers on behavior and temperament testing to reduce the number of dogs returned after adoption?” I challenge you to ask them that very question! Wouldn’t it make more sense than spending tax dollars and donations to continue to care for dogs who could otherwise be in happy homes?
Most animal shelters have an education fund. Call your shelter and find out how they use those funds or if they use them at all!
Educating shelter workers in behavior and temperament testing would ensure that dogs are placed in the right homes from the star!