Walter the Elderbull

October 4, 2012 by  
Filed under Elderbulls, Service and Therapy Dogs, Stories

I thought it would be a good idea to get Walter certified as a therapy dog through Therapy Dogs International for two reasons: 1) He thrives on attention, so I knew it would be good for him to be in situations where he would get just that; 2) Probably most important, I feel that Walter can be an ambassador for his breed and, in the long run, help save lives.

Tributes to Carla Lou

September 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Elderbulls, Heroes and Ambassadors, Stories

Carla Lou was rescued at the age of 1 year old where she went to live with Deirdre “Little Darling” Franklin. Together, they founded Pinups for Pitbulls and set about changing minds and misconceptions.

To Law School and Beyond

July 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Second Chances, Stories

When animal control came for my dog Katrina, I seriously considered running. I thought about hiding her and denying that I even knew who she was. Instead, in response to the banging on the door, I invited the officers in to meet her and to hear her story.

Super Addie

July 2, 2012 by  
Filed under Great Family Dogs, Stories

When I started going through the listings of available dogs, one thing stood out: There were more Staffordshire Terriers and pit bulls than any other breeds in the sanctuary, considerably more. I had never even heard of a Staffordshire Terrier and found out they were basically the same as an American Pit Bull Terrier, which explained a lot.

Callie Full Throttle

May 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Second Chances, Stories

It was up to me to take responsibility. So I did. I jumped right on the bandwagon of changing perceptions about pit bulls. Including mine. I have never been sorry. I feel sorry for people who are subjected to me now, as I attempt to proselytize them about the awesomeness of pit bull type dogs.

Dog Lovers United

May 16, 2012 by  
Filed under Great Family Dogs, Stories

Slaw is also the inspiration for the campaign to get United Airlines to remove the breed discrimination from their pet policy. In November 2011, I was making plans to move from Hawaii and learned of a policy that prevented pit bull-type dogs and several breeds from flying on Continental Airlines.

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