Tag Archives: dog rescue

The problem with your “pit bull” shirt

We live in an intense, politically correct, emotionally charged world. Where anything you sell, buy, wear, consume, do (or don’t do), say, support or smoke is sure to be painstakingly dissected by some Preachy McPreacherson who’s more than happy to take your fun, … Continue reading

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Spring in the air, shelter dogs everywhere

I wore sandals in my yard this afternoon. S-A-N-D-A-L-S. It was 60 degrees and there is officially more ground showing than snow now. Hasta la vista, Polar Vortex. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way … Continue reading

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The Romance of Rescue

I must say, we humans love a good rescue story, fact or fiction. The princess in the castle tower. The baby in the well. Old Yeller saving Travis from the wild boars, and he in turn saving Old Yeller from … Continue reading

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Questions that matter: A repost

The following is a guest post I wrote for Your Pit Bull & You last week. And because of the importance of the topic, I think it warrants reposting here. This is a “stop and think” post. Per the title, … Continue reading

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Will the Jerry Maguires of Animal Welfare please stand up?

With unforgettable quotes like “You complete me” and shots of a frazzled Tom Cruise exclaiming “Help me, help you” to a naked Cuba Gooding Jr., it’s easy to forget the opening scene that started it all in the 1996 romantic comedy, … Continue reading

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Workin’ Hard for the Money: Our Favorite Dog Food-Dispensing Toy

The first time I heard the phrase “Nothing in Life is Free” was during my first visit to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in 2009.  I was listening to a Dogtown caregiver tell the story about their visit to Louisiana following … Continue reading

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Five Foolproof Tips for Better “Pit Bull” Advocacy

Recently BAD RAP shared the following message on their Facebook page that is truly some of the most sage advice you can receive when it comes to effective dog advocacy: Question: “How do I best defend my dog when people … Continue reading

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