Pibbling with Theodore: Interview with Theodore McMillan Loehr

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Where did you come from? I was born in Alabama, and spent my first eight months living in the woods on a chain with more than 100 other pit bulls. We were expected to fight other dogs to make money for our former owners when we grew up, and we only had a barrel or […]

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Meet Lincoln: Mr. January 2015

StubbyDog is incredibly honored to feature the amazing dogs in our 2015 calendar and we are excited to introduce you to sweet Lincoln!  Read more below.                To purchase your 2015 calendar click here.    By: Kemp Smith Lincoln was found on the side of the road, left for dead at about a […]

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If You Don’t Know Ruby, You Should!

“The journey of Ruby, who was found emaciated and abandoned as a pup, is worthy of Hollywood. It’s a story of rebirth and love that we can all learn from… Nothing short of spectacular… I loved these books!”  –William Hageman, The Chicago Tribune Waste not one life… You never know… By: Pat Bettendorf Ruby was only […]

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Saving Veterans One Pit at a Time

  By Andrew P. Hoskins   Dogs For Heroes is a 501(c)(3)-pending organization based in Illinois that rescues pit bull terrier like dogs, rehabilitates and trains them, and then places them as Companion, Therapy, or Service Dogs for Veterans suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As a Combat Veteran myself who suffers from PTSD, I […]

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Why Pit Bulls Make the Best Therapy Dogs

“Today, you can’t get on Facebook without finding Thera-Pits. But in 2002 when I first started using pit bulls as therapy dogs, very few people were using them in mental health therapy due to their ‘bad rap.’ They were viewed as “the other” and I felt they were the perfect metaphor for my clients who […]

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Love on a Leash – The Foundation for Pet Provided Therapy

Love on a Leash (LOAL) is a national non-profit organization made up of all volunteers that provides therapy pet visitations to hospitals, schools, and other facilities. “A therapy pet’s primary function is to brighten someone’s day. The majority of our members are involved in this social side of therapy work. Dogs and their owners visit […]

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Princess: Bomb Sniffing Dog, Victim of Breed Discrimination

By Humane Society for Hamilton County Princess has spent most of her life with us at the Humane Society for Hamilton County. She arrived as a lost puppy in August 2007, and she stole everyone’s heart. Just 10 weeks old at the time, her puppy breath was intoxicating! She got adopted almost immediately; I mean […]

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Have you met Ruger the Pit Bull Ambassabull yet?

By Stephanie Coomer In the fall of 2012 our family had chosen out of many adoptable dogs to adopt an Am Staff from a local rescue. He was an adult dog with his CGC and was well suited to be a therapy dog and ambassador for his breed (like I wanted), and NOT a puppy, […]

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Gunny and The Magical Pack

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“I met ‘one of those dogs’ today.  I’d tell you his name, but he doesn’t have one.  I can, however, tell you that he has one of the most amazing spirits I have ever had the good fortune to encounter.  I can also tell you that his capacity for love and forgiveness warms my heart…and […]

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Pit Bulls and Community Service

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The Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago, IL has an amazing humane education program.  They have programs geared for students in Pre-K all the way through high school and for adults as well.  One of their programs, led by Elliott Serrano, is geared towards Chicago area juvenile detention facilities.  This program, in the works now for over 7 […]

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