Pre-adoption counseling resources
> Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Canine & Feline Behavior by Dr. Debra Horwitz and Dr. Jacqueline C. Neilson (Blackwell, 2007)
> Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists by Dr. Katherine Albro Houpt (Iowa State Press, 1997)
> Handbook of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat by Gary Landsberg, Wayne Hunthausen, and Lowell Ackerman (Blackwell, 2005
> The Veterinarian's Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior by Dr. Bonnie V.G. Beaver (Iowa State Press, 1994)
Questions to ask owners during pre-adoption counseling
> What are you looking for in a pet?
> What do you expect from a pet?
> With dogs, how many training classes can you take them to?
> Do you have small children?
> Do you frequently go on vacation? (Is this pet prone to separation anxiety?)
> Are you OK with a "talkative" pet?