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

August 24, 2018
Portia Stewart, Editor, Team Channel Director
Portia Stewart, Editor, Team Channel Director

Portia Stewart is a pun-loving editor who spends her days arguing the differences between cats and commas (commas are a pause at the end of a clause, while cats have the claws at the end of the paws). She is a minion to two cats and a dog.

Is there a dog shortage in parts of the United States? It depends on whoand howyou ask.

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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.