Elderbull Sasha’s Happy Ending!

By: Florida Keys SPCA The day has come….Sasha has found her forever home! Last August we found Sasha in awful conditions with no shelter. She had a piece of wood stuck in her eye and was covered in dirt. At 10 years old, it was clear that Sasha had a long history of a very […]

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A Tribute to the Best G: Gigi

Below is a very special tribute to Gigi (who was on the inside cover of the very first StubbyDog calendar) written by her mom, Kelly Citrin Blankfeld. Gigi was diagnosed with cancer in January and she passed on April 15. Fly high sweet girl. We rescued her from death row six years ago. She had […]

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Rescue Pit Bull Mix Becomes Top Obedience Trial Contender

By: Penny Leigh, AKC Canine Partners Program Manager When Carmen Wille set out on a search to adopt a new dog, her husband gave her just one requirement: No Pit Bulls or Pit Mixes. But the dog that tugged at her heart at the Sacramento County Animal Care shelter was a young brindle Pit Bull […]

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“Loyalty Unleashed: Pit Bulls and the People Who Love Them”

How the unplanned adoption of my pit bull Mickey inspired me to write a book of positive pit bull stories. By: Sue Torres   In the fall of 2009, and quite by accident, I became involved in animal rescue as a volunteer. Soon after, I also became involved in networking shelter dogs online. I must […]

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Teenager Excels at AKC Agility with Her Rescue Dog

By: Penny Leigh, AKC Canine Partners Program Manager JuliAnna Munden is a lifelong dog lover, but training classes and competitions never occurred to her. A bark in her backyard changed all that. One day five years ago, JuliAnna was trying to study but a persistent bark outside her home in Pasco, WA, kept interrupting. “I […]

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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 Mr. March: Brutus

By: Anna Nichols In November of 2005 I rescued my first pittie, something that I never thought I would do as I believed the bad information that was out there, which I’m sorry I believed for so long. I fell in love with the breed and by February of 2006 I was ready to open my […]

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Why yes, I am a Pit Bull

“Until the day I met this little girl, I had no idea what I was missing.” By: Sayoko Murase   Kirby came into my life when I first delved into animal rescue.  Before that, I didn’t know the first thing about pit bull type dogs.  Maybe I was even somewhat fearful because of all the stories I had […]

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The Story of Sheba

By: Sayoko Murase  Today seems like a good a day as any to share with you the story of Sheba.  She is my sweet baby girl, my partner in crime, and the reason I pick up my camera every day.  But more importantly, she is a survivor on many fronts.  Like Misty, she was one […]

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The Mighty Finn

“We hope that by sharing Finn’s story people will realize that dogs from cruelty and neglect cases, including dogfighting cases, deserve a chance.” – Andrea Kilkenny Have you met The Mighty Finn yet? He’s a #367 Survivor, which means he was one of the 367 dogs rescued from one of the worst dog fighting and cruelty […]

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