According to a finding, it can be stated that short-term fosteringreduces cortisol (stress hormone) levels for a temporary basis andmay increase the feeling of rest in dogs in shelter.
As per a study, Sleep overs and foster cares can become reasonfor your dog friend to feel happier and reduce their stress level.As published in a journal by Peer J, an article indicates that short-term fostering reduces cortisol (stress hormone) and increases restin shelter dogs, also they are found to be happier.
Sleepovers and short term fostering means to bringing a dog athome to nurture them and care for them for a short period of time."We are trying to improve the lives of shelter dogs by helping themfind loving homes," said co-writer of the journal - Clive Wynne, whois a Professor at Arizona State University in USA.
Lisa Gunter, a lead researcher, from varsity writes, the sleepoverswere like a weekend get-away from work for dogs as they got ashort off from the stress of staying in a shelter.To study this, the research team monitored 207 dogs' stress levelby calculating cortisol before, during and after sleepovers at fosterhomes.
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