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dc.contributorWichita State University. Department of Psychologyen_US
dc.contributor.authorShore, Elsie R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-29T16:33:26Z
dc.date.available2012-02-29T16:33:26Z
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier16468947en_US
dc.identifier9804404en_US
dc.identifier.citationJournal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS. 2005; 8(3): 187-98.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1088-8705en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1207/s15327604jaws0803_3en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/4597
dc.descriptionClick on the DOI link below to access the article (may not be free).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe return of a recently adopted companion animal places the nonhuman animal in jeopardy and may be painful and frustrating to the humans involved. However, if returners learn from the failed adoption experience, future adoptions may be more satisfactory for all concerned. In this study, 78 people who had adopted and returned dogs or cats to an animal shelter in a U.S. Midwestern city were interviewed regarding their reasons for return, reactions to the experience, and plans for future adoptions. Although some returners adjusted their pet ownership plans in potentially beneficial ways, most reacted by counseling greater forethought and planning before adopting. The last, although sound advice, had little to do with reasons for return, which primarily were problems that arose postadoption: pet behavior such as not getting along with other pets or children. Changing expectations about the development of new pet-family relationships and the provision of postadoption services might help adopters tolerate the adjustment period and handle problems without resorting to returning the animal.en_US
dc.format.extent187-98en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Applied Animal Welfare Science : JAAWSen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJ Appl Anim Welf Scien_US
dc.sourceNLMen_US
dc.subject.meshAdaptation, Psychologicalen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAnimal Husbandryen_US
dc.subject.meshAnimal Welfareen_US
dc.subject.meshAnimalsen_US
dc.subject.meshAnimals, Domestic/psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshBehavior, Animal/physiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshBonding, Human-Peten_US
dc.subject.meshCats/psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDogs/psychologyen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInterviews as Topicen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_US
dc.subject.meshOwnership/statistics & numerical dataen_US
dc.subject.meshCats/physiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshDogs/physiologyen_US
dc.titleReturning a recently adopted companion animal: adopters' reasons for and reactions to the failed adoption experienceen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.coverage.spacialUnited Statesen_US
dc.description.versionpeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2005 Routledgeen_US


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