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Black Dog Project

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Luis Linares

on 24 June 2013

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Transcript of Black Dog Project

Research Question
Introduction
Why are black dogs less likely to be adopted from shelters than dogs of other colors?
Why Bother?
Literature Review
By: Jamie Cortez, Catherine Houlihan, and Luis Linares
Black Dog Syndrome
Variables
Control:
Independent:
Dependent:
MDAS Euthanized Dogs
MDAS PSA
Dogs that are purebred rather than mixed breed...


...small in size rather than medium/large...


...owner surrendered rather than stray intakes...


...less than two years of age rather than older...


...and not primarily black rather than all other colors...


...will be more likely to be adopted from shelters than euthanized.
Hypothesis
Conclusion
(1) Breed
(2) Size
(3) Intake Status
(4) Age
(5) Color
How many dogs are adopted versus how many dogs are euthanized.
(1) Dog's length of stay in shelter
(2) Potential owner's socioeconomic status
(3) Potential owner's previous experience w/dogs
Miami-Dade Animal Services (2010):

20,112

shelter pet
s
were

euthanized


20% of all puppies
50% of all adult dogs
Findings:
Common trends
Differences
Variables
Target Population: Community members that visit Miami-Dade Animal Services intending to adopt dogs.
*What we'll cover:
Research question
Literature Review
IV/DV
Hypothesis
Conclusion
Questions?
What is Black Dog Syndrome?
Conclusion...
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