PPG Shelter & Rescue Division Survey
This survey is designed to capture current practices in shelters and rescues, and to guide PPG's development of resources to aid shelters and rescues in their work.
Email address *
Your name *
Your answer
Your organization *
Your answer
Location (Country) *
Your answer
ZIP/Postal Code *
Your answer
Your position *
Your answer
Average number of adoptable animals in your care at any one time *
Your answer
Number of staff: full-time equivalent. (Not required)
Your answer
1. Are the majority of your animals housed in a shelter facility or staying in temporary foster homes? *
2. What are the top 3 behavior issues you see among dogs in your care? Please select three. (Note: "Aggression" = hard eye, freezing, growling, snarling, barking, snapping, biting, lunging) *
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3. What are the top 3 behavior issues you see among cats in your care? Enter N/A if you don't have cats. *
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4. What are the top 5 reasons given by owners for relinquishment of dogs? *
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5. What are the top 5 reasons given by owners for relinquishment of cats? Enter N/A if you don't have cats. *
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6. How would you rate the behavior/training resources you have in place? 1= poor; 5=excellent *
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Enrichment programs
Sufficient number of staff and/or volunteers certified in behavior modification
Dog or cat training programs
Dog play groups
Volunteer or staff training programs
7. If you selected "1" or "2" in Q6, please tell us more.
Your answer
8. How would you rate staff and volunteer training? 1= poor; 5=excellent *
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N/a
Staff training
Volunteer training
9. What new behavior/training resources would be most helpful to your organization? Scroll right to see all 9 columns. Enter one rank (1-9) per row. *
Only one check per column and one check per row.
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Play group protocol
Enrichment handbook
Canine/feline body language resources
Public education/outreach handouts for adopters on behavior issues
Standard interventions for behavior problems in SHELTERS
Standard interventions for behavior problems in FOSTER homes
Volunteer or staff training materials
Program materials for behavior internship programs
Shelter mentorship/educational course/program
10. Are there any other new behavior/training resources for staff that your organization would find helpful?
Your answer
11. How interested would you be in having help introducing or implementing changes to behavior-related programs at your shelter or rescue? *
12. Any other comments
Your answer
Thank you!
Thank you for taking this survey. Your response is very important to us. Look out for updates via our PPG Facebook Page.

Niki Tudge and Kelly Lee, PPG.
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