dvm360 Investigative Report: Where have all the good dogs gone?

dvm360 Investigative Report: Where have all the good dogs gone?

Is there a dog shortage in parts of the United States? It depends on who—and how—you ask.
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Aug 24, 2018

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This three-part special report explores the critical questions behind where our dogs come from, what the future of sheltering might look like and the secret world of dog auctions. 

Are the doggone dogs all gone?
Is there a dog shortage in parts of the United States? It depends on who—and how—you ask.

 
 
 
 

For the love of dog: The future of animal sheltering
As some shelters seek to fill their inventory of adoptable pets with animals from the south, veterinary professionals are posing the tough question: What’s next for animal shelters?

 

 

Man’s best livestock
How do we value dogs—and what makes them different from others in the animal kingdom? My experience at a dog auction offers a striking perspective on our relationships with animals—and how we rate different animals on the sociozoologic scale.