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Another Lennox? Belfast Dog Hank Faces Death for Looking Like a Pit Bull

Joan K. Smith | Posted 07.25.2016 | Impact
Joan K. Smith

Imagine coming home to discover that, without any warning, police and city officials have entered your house while you were out and removed your beloved dog, leaving a warrant taped to the front door saying that your dog has been deemed "illegal."

This City's Pit Bull Ban Has Failed Miserably To Prevent Dog Bites

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.20.2016 | Crime

The Canadian province of Ontario passed a law in 2005 intended to slowly eradicate pit bulls from the region and thus cut down on dog bites and attack...

The 10 Best Pit Bull Stories From 2015

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.31.2015 | Good News

Our favorite pit bulls of 2015 are an incredible lot. They've overcome abuse, they've cavorted with rock stars, they've worn pajamas and they've raise...

Pit Bull Who Stood Over Owner In House Fire Is Up For Adoption

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.19.2015 | Good News

Precious the dog lost her house to a fire two weeks ago. A video showing her standing over her injured owner while firefighters battled the blaze went...

Fiancé Of Dog Attack Victim: Don't Make This About Pit Bulls

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.11.2015 | Impact

Rebecca Hardy was killed a little over a week ago. The young mother climbed into a neighbor's backyard, in Port Huron, Michigan, where she was attacke...

Pit Bull Who Stood By Injured Owner Is Getting Kicked Out Of Town

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.19.2015 | Good News

A pit bull who stood by her injured owner while their house was on fire is now losing her home -- not to the fire itself, but to a law prohibiting pit...

Here's The Truth Behind That Viral Pit Bull Puppy Surprise Video

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.11.2015 | Good News

In this BuzzFeed video, people who say they're afraid of dogs are asked to describe what they think about pit bulls, both before and after being drape...

King The Abandoned Pit Bull With Terminal Cancer Gets Royal Treatment

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.24.2015 | Good News

King the puppy doesn't have a long time left. He has an inoperable tumor on his spine, causing paralysis in his back legs. The tumor is expected to gr...

Dear PETA: Dogs Respond To PETA Joining Terrible Anti-Pit Bull Coalition

Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.19.2015 | Good News
Arin Greenwood

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has thrown its hat in with an anti-pit bull coalition. This group's agenda is to have pit bulls banned across the United States -- a move which seems to lead, inexorably, to the dogs being killed.

You May Call it Fate, I Called Her Karma

Chris White | Posted 10.02.2015 | Green
Chris White

What you don't realize when you adopt your first pit bull are all of the things that come as part of that package deal. Sure, you've got your normal puppy things, i.e. house breaking, training, the occasional potty accident to clean, etc. You also get a fair amount of ignorance, and hate.

These Adoptable Pit Bulls Want To Give You Big Slobbery Kisses

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.26.2015 | Good News

For the second year, The Huffington Post is holding a week-long, community-driven effort to bust the myths and raise awareness about pit bulls, a mali...

These Dogs Were Rescued Out Of Fighting. They Became The Happiest, Most Inspiring Pets Alive

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.25.2015 | Good News

For the second year, The Huffington Post is holding a week-long, community-driven effort to bust the myths and raise awareness about pit bulls, a mali...

Why I Care About Pit Bulls

Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.24.2015 | Good News
Arin Greenwood

Pit bulls are dogs. Just dogs. Gloriously, dogs. Like all dogs, they need love, socialization, supervision -- the whole usual shebang. And as with dogs generally, most of them are smooshy lovebugs. Unfortunately, the few who aren't get the lion's share of attention.

Here's More Proof That We Shouldn't Stereotype Dogs By Breed

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.29.2015 | Good News

If you're hoping that restricting dogs by breed will lead to fewer dog bites, well, you're barking up the wrong tree, according to the author of a stu...

How A Pit Bull Can Change The World: The Incredible Legacy Of Ray The Vicktory Dog

Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.22.2015 | Good News
Arin Greenwood

I hear it's very exciting to meet a movie star or musician, for some people. In my waggy world, it's big shot dogs. And Ray is a titan.

Arin Greenwood

Michigan Town Lifts Pit Bull Ban After Heroic Pup Protects Owner From Domestic Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.18.2015 | Good News

Isis the pit bull is credited with protecting her owner, Jaimie Kraczkowski, from an abusive boyfriend -- and right after, got kicked out of town due ...

Arin Greenwood

How Fun And Games Literally Saved These At-Risk Pit Bulls' Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.12.2015 | Good News

Five of the nicest dogs Kristen Auerbach ever met came to her Northern Virginia shelter last week. They're all pit bulls. And they'd been selected...

Arin Greenwood

Here's A Map Of Where Your Pit Bull Isn't Welcome

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 05.07.2015 | Green

Here it is, laid out in blue and orange: A map of all the places in this country where folks with pit bulls are best to avoid. This is a screensh...

Arin Greenwood

Truck Driver Vows To Fight After 'World's Sweetest Animal' Taken Under Pit Bull Ban

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green

Truck driver Nathan Stewart adopted Sophie, a 5-year-old pit bull, from an Iowa shelter in December as a Christmas gift to himself. He told the Huffin...

Czr The 'Talking' Pit Bull Says Discrimination Is Bad In Awesome New Video

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.27.2015 | Green

Czr the "talking" pit bull has a few things to say about discrimination. The dog, who replies with head shakes and grunts to such questions as "Do ...

Arin Greenwood

Pit Bull Credited For Protecting Owner From Domestic Violence Is Getting Kicked Out Of Town

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.12.2015 | Green

Jaimie Kraczkowski says her pit bull Isis protected her when her then-boyfriend became violent. "Finally, when my head got hit against the wall, s...

Arin Greenwood

Critics Slam Mississippi Bill That Equates Pit Bulls And 'Dangerous Dogs'

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.27.2015 | Green

Mississippi state lawmakers have introduced a first-of-its-kind bill that would, in part, allow police officers, without a warrant, to enter any home ...

Arin Greenwood

2015 Is Off To A Great Start For This State's Pit Bulls!

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.05.2015 | Green

Captain Cowpants has a great reason for that big pit bull grin of his: As of January 1, no jurisdiction in this handsome pup's home state of Utah can ...

Stormy's Owners Gave Him Up When He Went Blind, But His Future Is Looking Bright

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green

Stormy is a friendly, blind 5-year-old dog who recently lost his home after losing his ability to see. "He’s five years old and healthy in every ...

You Definitely Want This Pit Bull Calendar Up On Your Wall

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green

Pictures of the cutie-pie dogs would have been enough. The Unexpected Pit Bull's 2015 calendar is not only replete with the most adorable of canine...