Animal behavior is an area of increasing focus for the Department of Animal Care and Control’s (DACC) mission of reducing animal euthanasia. Animal behavior is a critical aspect of animal sheltering, as behaviorally challenged animals find difficulty remaining in or finding new homes. As the public realizes the importance of visiting animal care centers to find their newest family members, they should be presented with well-behaved and temperamentally sound animals for adoption. Failure to provide such animals for adoption leads to negative perceptions of animal care centers and drives potential adopters to other sources for acquiring a new pet. Effective animal behavior programs are as essential as effective medical programs in saving animal lives.