Daily Archives: February 27, 2012

Tess McKee

Tess McKee (Handler Sheila McKee)

We are conducting a research study of puppy-raising foster programs for working dogs. This study is designed to characterize the features of the puppy-raising programs that are used for all types of working/service dogs. Our goal is to publish this information so that organizations developing or refining their programs, including the Penn Vet Working Dog Center, can benefit from the vast experience in this area.
If your organization uses a puppy-raising foster program, we would greatly appreciate it if you would take 10-15 minutes to complete this on-line survey. Participation is voluntary and individual programs will remain anonymous.

Click HERE to complete the survey. Read Full Article ›

PennHIP LogoPennHIP is a not-for-profit program wholly owned and operated by the University of Pennsylvania. Their mission is to develop and apply evidence-based technology to direct appropriate breeding strategies aimed at reducing in frequency and severity the osteoarthritis of canine hip displasia. PennHIP incorporates a new method for evaluating the integrity of the canine hip. It is accurate in puppies as young as 16 weeks of age. It has great potential to lower the frequency of CHD when used as a selection criteria.
To learn more about this organization and how they are working to help improve the joint health of future generations of dogs, visit their website.