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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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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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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Overcoming Discrimination in Pet Therapy

By: Gemma Bridges Organizations like Pet Partners are able to give pit bulls the chance they need to thrive and excel in the helping-humans arena. Pit bulls are incredibly affectionate and receptive towards humans. They love unconditionally, and their delight upon being petted and shown attention by people is infectiously uplifting. Pit bulls make brilliant therapy dogs, bringing […]

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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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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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K-9 Cop

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Have you ever wondered how dogs get jobs in law enforcement? An interview with K-9 handler and Oregon policeman Billy Wells reveals that sometimes it’s a series of lucky coincidences. Of course, people who see the potential in dogs like his partner, Shaka, are a big part of those lucky coincidences.

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