86: What To Look For In A Shelter And A Shelter Dog With Sue Sternberg.

Sue Sternberg joins Julie Fudge Smith to discuss what to look for in an animal shelter as well as a shelter dog. Knowing how to evaluate both will increase your chance of successfully finding your new best friend.

Sue’s books and videos on sociability, adoption, and assessing aggression (as well as other titles) are available here: Dogwise, and videos of her conferences are here: Tawzer Dog

Julie’s Blogs:

What to look for in a shelter or rescue.

Choosing your new best friend.

Puppy Wiggle

Julie’s webpage on temperament testing: Why do a behavior assessment?


Affordable Pet Ownership: This podcast has links to various resources, including the Humane Society’s “list of national and state resources for pet owners in need.”

The Problems with Designer Dogs

What Does Friendly Look Like?