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  • National Pit Bull Awareness Month: 10 Ways To Celebrate

    National Pit Bull Awareness Month: 10 Ways To Celebrate

    Help spread education, compassion, and the good honest truth...

  • The Iditarod Dog Race And The Bigger Conversation It Leads To

    The Iditarod Dog Race And The Bigger Conversation It Leads To

    Each year, the event stirs up controversy among those most passionate about man and woman's best friend.

  • Mama Bear: Full of life, out of time

    Mama Bear: Full of life, out of time

    UPDATE: January 11, 2013: Mama Bear is currently in a warm and happy temporary foster home! On January 30th, Home at Last Rescue will be sponsoring a stay at Elite Dogs (a boarding/training facility) in Sacramento for Mama Bear. The hope is that Mama Bear finds a longer-term foster or permanent home before January 30th, […]

  • Cup o’ delicious Pittie, comin’ up

    Cup o’ delicious Pittie, comin’ up

    Based on fur color alone, you’d think she’d have gotten adopted ages ago. That dreamy, creamy Café au lait coat says, if not drink me, then at least pour me on, I’ll keep you warm. Ahh… cozy Chloe. As usual, she’s all smiles and happy squirms today as I approach her kennel — half dog, […]

  • This dog has 24 hours to live

    This dog has 24 hours to live

    There are many reasons dogs are euthanized at municipal shelters. “There isn’t enough space.” “She’s too old to save.” “His medical treatment would be too expensive.” “She’s not a desirable breed — let’s give another dog a chance.” None are adequate, and no dog should have to die because resources are scarce. But I get […]

  • The good, the bad, and Cesar Millan

    The good, the bad, and Cesar Millan

    A Time Magazine article posted just last Friday substantiates what a growing number of animal experts have been saying for years: Dog training born out of “dominance theory” – a technique which includes alpha rolls, physical corrections, and flooding – is based on a now-debunked premise around wolf hierarchy. Among the main ideas of the […]

  • Abandoned 2-day old pup overcomes the odds

    Abandoned 2-day old pup overcomes the odds

    By Rachel Richards, for StubbyDog.org Brom is my special boy. Brom came to me at Thanksgiving four years ago. Both of us have a lot to be thankful for too. Back in the day when MySpace was the current social media hotspot, a plea for help came across my MySpace account. An adorable 2-day-old Pit […]

  • Prevention of animal cruelty is more than a month-long endeavor

    Prevention of animal cruelty is more than a month-long endeavor

    April is Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month. No doubt we have our work cut out for us. Cruelty is so rampant that I could fill my blog with accounts of horrific acts every single day of the year. And those are only the stories that I see or get sent to me – imagine […]

  • Ring Dog Rescue

    Ring Dog Rescue

    DogTime salutes Opie Taylor (interviewed) and Ring Dog Rescue of Richmond, Virginia. How did your organization get started?I began fostering in 1999 for another local rescue. I was one of maybe three people willing to take Pit Bull type dogs into my home. I visited the shelters weekly and decided I had to do something […]

  • Tuesdays with stories: hope for shelter dogs

    Tuesdays with stories: hope for shelter dogs

    Dispatch from the Santa Fe Humane Society, February 8, 2011 At a municipal animal facility, sometimes a simple story of hope can be hard to come by. I’m counting on this first Shelter Dispatch of 2011 to turn into just that, though for the moment, it’s only achy observation on a snowy Tuesday night… This […]

  • Former Vick dog Hector visits fellow abuse survivors

    Former Vick dog Hector visits fellow abuse survivors

    Note: Hector died on October 27, 2014. The original article follows: On Tuesday, a group of teens at the Kids in Transition residential facility in New Jersey received a special visit. The Lost Dogs author Jim Gorant, former Michael Vick dog Hector, and a rescued Pit Bull named Sarge stopped by. Like the dogs, the […]

  • Paean to Pit Bulls (one week after Vick cancels Oprah)

    Paean to Pit Bulls (one week after Vick cancels Oprah)

    Last week the blogs were abuzz with Michael Vick’s will-he-or-won’t-he-appear-on-Oprah drama. He ultimately backed out, but the show would’ve aired this afternoon. You won’t get to sit through Vick’s mawkish “I love animals” act or hear heartrending accounts of his own suffering, but you do have a much more satisfying option: Watch John Shipe’s Pit […]

  • Open letter to Michael Vick on the occasion of his Oprah cancellation

    Open letter to Michael Vick on the occasion of his Oprah cancellation

    Dear Michael Vick, It’s understandable you cancelled the Oprah appearance. She’s a powerful lady with a huge media empire and devoted following. One teeny mess-up on your part and the entire world would hear about it. But here’s an idea: Save face and allow me to interview you. No one’s ever heard of me, and […]

  • BSL and the facts about breed bans

    BSL and the facts about breed bans

    by Jerry Tuccille, StubbyDog.org If, like many people, you pick up stakes and move yourself, your pets and your possessions into a new home in a new town, you may find that you’ve unexpectedly run afoul of the law. In fact, you may face a choice between surrendering a beloved dog to be put to […]

  • Pit Bulls: a ban in Texas, an anti-dogfighting campaign in Philly

    Pit Bulls: a ban in Texas, an anti-dogfighting campaign in Philly

    Big news day yesterday for my favorite dog breed. The Huffington Post explored a proposed Pit Bull ban in the state of Texas. Justin’s Law, named for the ten-year-old boy mauled to death by dogs, would make owning a Pit Bull a felony. The piece suggests that the Pit Bull question is one of  ”…nature […]

  • HSUS President Wayne Pacelle says Michael Vick would make a good dog owner

    HSUS President Wayne Pacelle says Michael Vick would make a good dog owner

    Yesterday, Michael Vick was quoted as saying he’d like to have a dog: “I think it would be a big step for me in the rehabilitation process. I think just to have a pet in my household and to show people that I genuinely care, and my love, and my passion for animals.” My first […]

  • Animal abuse registry — and why the HSUS’s Wayne Pacelle opposes it

    Animal abuse registry — and why the HSUS’s Wayne Pacelle opposes it

    Yesterday I received two emails from two different animal welfare groups taking opposing views on the same topic. The first came from the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), and featured a photo of Justin, the 19-pound Doberman found starving and on the brink of death in a foreclosed home. The ALDF was reporting two […]

  • Pit Bulls and the media: hooray!

    Pit Bulls and the media: hooray!

    Hooray? Yes, hooray. I noticed the link to a video clip titled, Blind kids get a helping paw from Pit Bulls, and I had to click. In it, Today Show correspondent Jill Rappaport reports on a pioneer program created by Main Line Animal Rescue: Pit Bulls as therapy dogs at a school for the blind. […]

  • Michael Vick: call it a comeback but don’t dare say redemption

    Michael Vick: call it a comeback but don’t dare say redemption

    Yesterday morning, my husband announced that Michael Vick played well – really well – in Monday night’s game. He’s made similar declarations throughout the season. I think it’s his way of helping me brace for the onslaught of pro-Vick commentary I’m destined to come across throughout the week. And sure enough, the headlines these […]

  • How a Pit Bull healed an Air Force veteran — and the others like them

    How a Pit Bull healed an Air Force veteran — and the others like them

    David Sharpe wanted a Pit Bull. He’d come back from the war angry, violent, and out of control so he decided to get himself a fighter. A dog he could relate to. Sure enough, he found a tough-looking bundle of muscle, with clipped ears and built like a tank, and he brought her home. […]

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