"The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog."

Shelter Stress Takes Can Take Its Toll on Dogs

Walter Joe shows how a dog can be adoptable but not “shelterable.”
Rescuing Penny Jane / Amy Sutherland
Rescuing Penny Jane / Amy Sutherland

Sheila D’Arpino was the first in the country to complete a one-of a-kind program: a three-year postgraduate combined study of shelter medicine and animal behavior at the University of California–Davis’s well-regarded veterinary school. She had wanted to be a veterinarian since she was a child, but once the California native became one, she found it wasn’t enough.


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