M.S. in Animals and Public Policy Externship Experience (MAPP)
Rescues 2the Rescue: An Alternative Path to Success for High-Energy, Low-Adoptability Shelter Dogs Click link for Externship Presentation
As the site administrator for Rescues2theRescue.org, I am responsible for managing the site, registering new users, and reviewing candidate dogs’ evaluations. MAPP’s strong focus on writing and succinct communication strategies has been especially useful in reviewing existing pages and creating new content. During my internship, I executed two surveys: a brief open-answer staff survey and an in-depth user survey. The surveys provided valuable feedback on overall site use, R2R’s strengths and weaknesses, and potential future growth opportunities. I also visited several shelters to discuss R2R and help staff identify and evaluate candidate dogs. I presented at Carroll College’s Institute for Shelter Dogs summer conference which included shelter staff from across the US and Canada. The high-energy, high-drive shelter dogs recruited by R2R do not make good house pets; our goal is to provide them with appropriate and meaningful alternatives that embrace their remarkable personalities.
R2R welcomed Allison with a nice write-up on their Facebook page. Here it is: