Lisa Gunter, MA is a doctoral candidate at Arizona State University in the Department of Psychology and conducts her research under the mentorship of Clive Wynne in the Canine Science Collaboratory. Before beginning her graduate studies, Lisa worked for nearly a decade with dogs both in animal shelters and with pet dogs and their owners. Lisa’s research attempts to better understand the influence of breed labels on perceptions of dogs; what breeds and breed mixes are in animal shelters; stress and its impact on the welfare of kenneled dogs; and post-adoption interventions focused on owner retention. Her research has been published in PLoS One, Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science and Animal Welfare, and she has presented at numerous scientific and training conferences.
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