After you nominate your dog, you will receive an email invitation to set up your personal research portal at the Dog Aging Project. From your personal portal, you will be able to complete the Health and Life Experience Survey. This survey, carefully designed by our research team, consists of about 200 questions that collect information about your dog’s health, behavior, lifestyle, diet, personality, and much more. It’s very extensive, but don’t worry! You can take breaks and come back. We only ask that you complete it within six weeks. For more details, check out our blog post entitled Getting to Know You and Your Dog.
Upon completion of the survey, your dog will become an official member of the Dog Aging Project Pack! As the years pass, we will follow up with you and your dog, asking you to update the Health and Life Experience Survey and providing opportunities to participate in other aspects of our research. When your dog is a member of the DAP pack, we’re committed to maintaining a relationship with you and your dog for the entirety of your dog’s life!