Study Design
  • Ever wonder if having kittens in your adoption room helps or hinders the adoption rate of adult cats?
  • Will implementing a behavior modification protocol decrease the length of stay for dogs that are not adjusting well to the shelter environment?
  • How can you measure your visitor “transition rate” or the rate at which the foot traffic in your shelter turns into adoptions?
  • Is there a way to predict the “adoptability” of the animals that come through your doors?


Why Study Design?

With the intentions of improving your operations and animal care successes, The Shelter Report can help you design micro studies using your animal population and data to answer questions like these. Animal sheltering is as much a science as it is an art form, and using techniques from both fields can optimize your organization’s protocols and procedures. Sure we have our hunches that adding kittens to the adoption room takes attention away from the adult cats, but is that what our data shows as well (click here for a link to sample data on this topic)? Perhaps, kittens bring in more traffic, and thus the adult cats are exposed to additional potential adopters than they would have been without the kittens present. And, we think that behavior modification programs improve the adoptability of the unadjusted dogs in our care, but at what cost to the population’s length of stay? The Shelter Report can help you put more science into your art of animal sheltering!


Get Started

Now is the time to start asking big picture questions, and let The Shelter Report help you. Contact us to discuss your ideas and questions-no project is too big or too small! For a limited time, The Shelter Report is offering a free (no obligation) 30 minute evaluation, so call us know to find out more details. And remember, as with every project, proceeds from The Shelter Report will fund The Foundation.