The holidays are on the way, and there’s still time to find the perfect gift ideas for Pit Bull lovers in your life. Here are 9 holiday gift ideas that will have humans and dogs barking for joy!
Here, we highlight a few more brave Pitties who recently joined the force and help law enforcement officers every day to make us safer. And from the looks of things, these pups in blue are having the times of their lives!
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Each year, the event stirs up controversy among those most passionate about man and woman’s best friend.
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, but […]
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, […]
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 […]
Cesar Millan is a dog behaviorist, television star, best-selling author, and advocate for animal shelters, but his training methods are often deemed cruel and unnecessary. Here’s what you should know.
By Rachel Richards, for StubbyDog.orgBrom 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 Bull puppy […]
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 […]
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 for […]
Dispatch from the Santa Fe Humane Society, February 8, 2011At 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 afternoon in […]
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 […]
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 Bull […]
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 […]
by Jerry Tuccille, StubbyDog.orgIf, 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 death […]
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 vs. […]
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 reaction was […]
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 great […]
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.The clip […]
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 last […]