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sparcs initiative


The evolution of animal welfare has been shaped by science. There is no mistaking the benefits that research has provided in improving training methods and welfare standards for dogs over the last century. These advances have propelled canine science into new frontiers from behavioral genetics to cognitive behavior. Human beings have accepted the role of caring and guiding dogs through the ages, and in order to steward that responsibility we must always keep a sharp focus on the need for understanding how to give dogs the best and most fulfilling life possible.

By supporting SPARCS, you help us fulfill our role to provide unrestricted research grants to the best canine scientists and labs around the world.


• Create unrestricted research grants for graduate students and PhD candidates pursuing research in canine science
• Provide an annual conference on dog behavior with free online access for everyone
• Produce affordable educational videos that meet the demands of a low-income industry