Engagement and Outreach 

Canine Welfare Science Website Created

The Education and Outreach team of the Croney Research Group has spent the past year developing a new Canine Welfare Science website with funding from The Life of Riley at Spring Point. The site aims to promote the welfare of dogs by providing carefully curated, science-based information from a variety of sources that are easily accessible and relevant to commercial dog breeders, shelters, pet families, and other individuals and organizations that care about dogs. Our goal is to bridge knowledge gaps within the canine caretaker community and to connect communities of caretakers with the shared goal of supporting the welfare of dogs living in breeding, research, teaching, and sheltering kennels as well as in homes. The website continues to grow during the development process, but there are many, many resources you can access now. Visit the site at https://caninewelfarescience.com.

Coming Events

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2024 Canine Welfare Science Forum - In-person and Virtual Event

Friday and Saturday, June 14-15, 2024

Please join us for the 2024 Canine Welfare Science Forum at the Courtyard by Marriott in Lafayette, Indiana on Friday and Saturday, June 14-15, 2024.  The Canine Welfare Science Forum 2024 focuses on canine welfare science topics of relevance to dog breeders, shelters, kennel managers and caretakers, scientists, regulators, students, pet industry personnel, and interested others. Join us for a day packed with networking, learning, and engagement. 

  • Agenda - Coming Soon
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  • Hotel Information - Courtyard by Marriott, Lafayette, Indiana - More information coming soon!

Annual Events

Canine Welfare Science Forum

The annual program addresses canine welfare topics of relevance to dog breeders, shelters, kennel managers and caretakers, scientists, regulators, students, and pet industry personnel.     


Canine Care Certified Program

Canine Care Certified is a nationwide, voluntary program that addresses the health and overall welfare of dogs in the care of breeders in the United States.



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