They say that there is no such thing as a bad dog, there are only bad owners. For the most part, that is true. In general, even the most ferocious-looking dog can be a big mush if properly trained. That said, it’s never easy to select a new four-legged member of your family, especially when … Read more
Although it’s a topic that no animal lover wants to think about, at some point, all dogs must go to heaven. In the past, owners of terminally ill or ailing senior dogs had only two compassionate options: continue costly treatments to extend their dog’s golden years or have their pet put down prematurely at a veterinarian’s office. These … Read more
Which one is your favorite? There’s no denying that dogs in costume are a pretty adorable sight to behold. Which is why Halloween dog parades are so popular. On Oct. 28, in fact, hundreds of dogs and their owners gathered for the 28th annual Tompkins Square Park Dog Halloween Parade at East River Park Amphitheater in New York City. … Read more
But, boy, do they look cute. This year for Halloween, I will be dressing up my cattle dog mix called Annie Oakley Tater Tot as Captain America. Last year, I put her in a bandana and cowboy hat and said she was her namesake. My first dog, who passed away last year, had been a … Read more
Here’s how to help! Volunteering is always a fulfilling and worthwhile use of your time, and sometimes, it can also be downright adorable. Such is the case with this volunteer opportunity in Clarkdale, Arizona, where dozens of wolfdogs and wolfdog puppies have been taken in by the animal sanctuary, Pets Return Home. The wolfdogs were rescued from … Read more
Some say a dog owner starts to look like a little bit like his furry friend after a few years spent together. It’s hard to think it actually happens, but once you get to see Gerrard Gethings’ series of “doggelgängers”, you’ll definitely give this statement some credit. Gethings shot this fabulous series of photographs for … Read more
Takis Proestakis may not be as prosperous as he once was, but he has a better quality of life. And so do the hundreds of abandoned dogs he’s rescued from the streets and dumps on the Greek island of Crete. When the financial crisis of Greece struck, one of the first things to go for … Read more
Dogs have long been called man’s best friend, however, our four legged companions were once wild creatures. As a result, they are still capable of inflicting huge amounts of damage when provoked.
For years, a dog lover worked hard to dispel rumors that pit bulls were violent and dangerous dogs and used her sweet, gentle pit bull as a prime example of their kind nature. However, she quickly changed her tune when her constant companion suddenly snapped one day.
A Pit Bull Advocate
For most of the past 10 years, a Florida woman was a huge advocate for pit bull breeds. She acknowledged they were extremely strong animals capable of inflicting harm, but she truly believed that the breed wasn’t inherently dangerous. Instead, she believed it came down to how the dogs were raised.
Nature vs. Nurture
If the dog was raised in violent conditions and trained to be aggressive, the dog would likely be dangerous. However, the woman genuinely believed that pit bull breeds were perfectly safe dogs to own if they were raised in loving homes by owners that cared for and trained them properly. According to the woman, her own dog was living proof.
More than 10 years ago, Yasmin Adam brought home a tiny pit bull mix puppy that she named Sir Hinkles. They bonded instantly, and Sir Hinkles was a constant source of love and companionship. And when people told Adam that pit bulls were dangerous, she used Sir Hinkles as a prime example that pit bulls could be amazing pets.
A Gentle Companion
“I didn’t even have to put him on a leash because he was such a good-natured dog,” Adam told The Daily Mail. “I loved him so much. He slept with me in my bed, he never was out of line. He was always so gentle with children and really friendly. He never snapped at cats or little kittens, he never touched a kitten.”
Halloween is right around the corner, and if you’re a pet owner, you’ve got your work cut out for you. Not only must you get your own costume in order, but you’ll also need to dress your pet for the spooky occasion. Thankfully, the Disney Store has you and your best friend covered with Halloween costumes ranging … Read more
He’s also rescued animals from storms in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico over the past year. When it rains like cats and dogs, a lot of cats and dogs need help seeking shelter from the storm. In the wake of Hurricane Florence, many pets were left stranded at shelters across the southern U.S., and Tony Alsup, … Read more