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Center for Shelter Dogs. (2014). Entertainment. Tufts University: Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Retrieved June 21, 2023, from

The Play Way

Cook, A. and Chin, L. (n.d.). The Play Way. Retrieved June 24, 2023 from

Enrichment for Shelter Dogs

Lohnes, R. (2019). Enrichment for Shelter Dogs. Maddie’s Fund. Retrieved June 24, 2023 from

Enrichment for Dogs and Cats 101

For cats and dogs to thrive they need what’s called enrichment: physical, exploratory, and social activities. Pets who do not have opportunities for physical play and mental stimulation can become apathetic and unhappy. Enrichment might sound expensive or time-consuming, but simple, everyday activities are all your pet needs for an enhanced life and more powerful relationship with you.

The Influence of Environmental Change On The Behaviour of Sheltered Dogs

One hundred and twenty dogs sheltered by the Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals were studied over a 4-h period. The dogs’ position in the cage, vocalisation, and activity were investigated in response to increased human social stimulation, moving the dog’s bed to the front of the cage, or suspending a toy from the front of the dog’s cage.