pit bulls

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, but […]

by Leslie Smith
January 9th, 2013

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, […]

by Leslie Smith
January 4th, 2013

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 […]

by DogTime
August 21st, 2012

Cesar Millan: Who Is “The Dog Whisperer?”

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 DogTime
August 1st, 2012

Abandoned 2-day old pup overcomes the odds

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 […]

by DogTime
January 11th, 2012

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 […]

by DogTime
April 7th, 2011

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 for […]

by DogTime
March 31st, 2011

Tuesdays with stories: hope for shelter dogs

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 […]

by DogTime
March 31st, 2011

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 […]

by DogTime
March 3rd, 2011

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 Bull […]

by DogTime
February 24th, 2011

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 […]

by DogTime
February 16th, 2011

BSL and the facts about breed bans

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 […]

by DogTime
February 9th, 2011

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 vs. […]

by DogTime
January 25th, 2011

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 great […]

by DogTime
December 8th, 2010

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.The clip […]

by DogTime
December 3rd, 2010

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 last […]

by DogTime
November 17th, 2010
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