Defining “Saved”: How Click-n-Ship Culture Affects Rescue Dogs, Their Families, and Dog Trainers

Duration: 1 hr 20 min

More people are meeting their pets for the first time in hotel parking lots or airports without meeting them first. Some of these dogs go on to live fantastic lives, yet a large population of these dogs are never truly saved. Some are feral, under-socialized, or not matched appropriately to their new family. This results in a variety of issues ranging from distrust in the rescue system, to legislation against U.S. dog adoptions, to euthanasia. Melissa presents on 'Click-n-Ship Culture' and its impact on well-intending individuals rescuing dogs. She also details the frustrations of dog trainers and other professionals after these dogs are acquired. We look at language, partnerships and laws that can really help save these dogs before AND after adoption.



MelissaMcCue-McGrathMelissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA is presenting across the Northeast on the click-n-ship phenomenon as it relates to rescues, shelters, breeders and puppy mills that ship dogs directly to families. She is exploring its impact on the professionals who work with these dogs after the dogs are placed.

Her first book, Considerations for the City Dog (published 2015), dives into common issues that face our dogs in populated environments, and details protocols that urban dog owners should consider when bringing our best friends to the concrete jungle. 

She teaches a variety of classes (including disc dog) outside of Boston, MA where she lives with her husband, daughter, two cats, and southern rescue, "Captain Love" (because every kid should name the family dog). Additionally, Melissa is half of Car Talk's new F.I.D.O. blog and the Co-Training Director of New England Dog Training Club in Cambridge, MA. 

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