A lot of people used to think of the animal shelter as a sad place, says Tufts veterinarian Emily McCobb, DVM. They wouldnt want to go. The animals needed a home, and it felt bad just to see them.
As a kid growing up outside of Portland, Oregon, I didnt have a dog, says Emily McCobb, DVM, the director of the Shelter Medicine Program at Tufts. But my grandmother and aunt did. And in my family, dogs were outside animals, so at Thanksgiving, when extended family came over, everybody would be inside eating dinner and Id be outside playing ball with the dogs.
Q I will be going on a consultancy for about 35 days. Ive never left my dog, a 9-year-old Border Collie, for more than two days, and she got upset when I did.