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Rydberg, Camilla, 2009. Utredning och uppföljning av adoptionshundars situation. First cycle, G2E. Skara: SLU, Dept. of Animal Environment and Health (until 231231)



There are some hazards associated with mediating dogs for adoption to Sweden from foreign
countries. Contagion is considered to be one of them, but this report focuses solely on what adoptions
may signify to the dogs concerning animal welfare. The aim of this study is to investigate how the
business in Sweden is run and what this can imply to the adopted dogs. Websites of the organizations
which perform mediation of dogs, has been examined to show which information is available. A web
questionnaire was sent to these organizations to learn more about their standard procedure. To follow
up the situation of the adopted dogs, a web questionnaire was also sent to previous and former dog
owners of adopted dogs. Results is shown regarding the organizations initial and subsequent
inspections considering adoptions, competence of the superior staff, requirements for the adopters
along with which information is given about dogs available for adoption. The results from the web
questionnaire show the occurrence of and reasons for re-homing and euthanizing. Some of the
respondents have experienced that their dogs exhibit behaviours that can be problem related, such as
separation anxiety, fear, aggression or insecurity. However, the majority of the respondents indicate
satisfaction with the adopted dog.

Main title:Utredning och uppföljning av adoptionshundars situation
Authors:Rydberg, Camilla
Supervisor:Weber, Elin
Examiner:Yngvesson , Jenny
Series:Studentarbete / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för husdjurens miljö och hälsa
Volume/Sequential designation:276
Year of Publication:2009
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:VK002 Ethology and Animal Welfare - Bachelor's Programme 180 HEC
Supervising department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Environment and Health (until 231231)
Keywords:Adoptionshundar, Gatuhundar
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Animal husbandry
Deposited On:14 Sep 2009 11:26
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:09

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