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No, It's Not All How They're Raised

Trish McMillan Loehr | Posted 08.24.2015 | Good News
Trish McMillan Loehr

Please, pit bull lovers, stop saying "it's all how they're raised." I know you mean well. But if you truly believe "it's all how they're raised," no stray shelter dog or abused dog would be safe to place in a home.

This Is What It Really Costs To Own A Dog

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 08.20.2015 | HuffPost Home

You can't put a price on love, especially when it comes to the love of a dog. But if you had to put a price on it, dog-boarding company Rove...

Golden Retriever Puppy Gets A Lesson On How To Use A Slide

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.12.2015 | Good News

When you're hesitant to try new things, sometimes all you need is a little push in the right direction. Or in this case, a "pull." In this video, post...

Formerly Neglected Pit Bull Is 'Happy To Be Alive,' Gets Fresh Start In New Home

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 08.07.2015 | Good News

Rosebud the pit bull was very skinny and nearly hairless -- and yet utterly, disarmingly charming -- when Taylor Wilkes met her, in early July.  ...

This Woman Comforts Shelter Dogs By Reading Them Children's Books

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.06.2015 | Good News

For one day a week, nearly every week since her dog died more than a year and a half ago, Sandy Barbabella has dropped in on the Western Pen...

Pit Bull Puppy Is Just A Poop Away From The Rest Of His Beautiful Life

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.31.2015 | Good News

Jean Keating has one quite personal hope for her foster dog Colt: that the pit bull pup will poop.  "New opportunities and adventures will be ope...

9 Very Good Reasons To Adopt A Mutt

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 07.31.2015 | HuffPost Home

There are no bones about it, dogs can exponentially improve the world in which we live. Pooches have the power to help you stay physically fit, d...

Mira The Pit Bull Spent 4 Years In A Shelter. Now She's A Poster Dog For Hope

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 07.23.2015 | Good News

A few months ago, Danielle Hopper put out a call to action on behalf of a sweet and grunty 8-year-old pit bull who'd spent nearly four years at ...

Rabbit The Pawless Poodle Struts His Stuff With New Prosthetics

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 07.20.2015 | Good News

  Rabbit the poodle may have been born without any paws, but thanks to loving caretakers and modern technology he doesn't have to be pu...

Shinola Asked Mrs. Sizzle What a Hero Looked Like and by Hero I Mean Dog

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 06.26.2015 | Good News
Suzanne Donaldson

Sugar Baby is a Redtick Coonhound WHO NEEDS YOU! She's very sweet girl but she can be a bit timid as loud noises and quick movements do startle her.

Dog & Co. Took a Trip to Photograph Some of the Pooches Staying at Sugar Mutts Rescue

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 06.23.2015 | Good News
Suzanne Donaldson

Many a dog are housed at the brilliant new Sugar Mutts Rescue in Brooklyn. Melinda Montney and Robert Stoetzel of Dog & Co. make it a priority to go lend a hand and offer up their love and photography. Pictured here is a motley crew of beauties looking for your love.

@ifitwags Rescued Gus From a High Kill Shelter in Utah

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 06.15.2015 | Green
Suzanne Donaldson

As you can see here Stephanie's love for animals started at an early age. Fast forward to several years ago when Stephanie found Gus on petfinder....

Arin Greenwood

People Lined Up At 4 A.M. To Adopt These Adorable Pit Bull Puppies

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 06.16.2015 | Good News

Updated on June 15, 2015: 3:34 p.m. EDT Folks lined up in the middle of the night last week, outside an animal shelter in Northern Virginia. Th...

How Badass Senior Dog Steve McQueen Spent His Retirement

Sara Alize Cross | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green
Sara Alize Cross

On Nov 9, 2013, Steve McQueen passed away peacefully in his dog bed at home in Staten Island. Two years before, he sat waiting to be killed in a con...

Rescue Road Trip Finds Shelter Dogs Forever Homes

HooplaHa | Posted 06.08.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

There is an abundance of shelter dogs in the deep south. That's why Greg Mahle founded a transport service called Rescue Road Trip to relieve these unwanted dogs from their death sentence and ship them north to the arms of loving and eager canine owners.

8 Essential Steps to Bringing a New Dog into the Home

Cesar Millan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Green
Cesar Millan

In order to have a well-balanced dog, we have to teach her the house rules, and set boundaries and limitations from the get-go. The message you send your dog the moment she enters your home for the first time is critical, because it immediately establishes the ground rules in your dog's mind.

Meet 17 Huge Rescue Dogs Who Are Just Looking For A Little Love

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.16.2015 | Green

You may be aware of a dog named Hulk, who, at some 175 pounds, has been billed as the world's largest pit bull. But you might not be aware of why ...

This Inseparable Father And Son Doggie Duo Have Love, Now They Just Need A Home

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green

This handsome pair of dogs is Oscar and Olyvar, a father-and-son duo who came into an Indiana shelter together last spring. Staff quickly learned they...

Pit Bull Who Survived Abuse Wears Adorable Outfits To Protect Damaged Skin

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.19.2015 | Good News

It's not just for sartorial effect that Diamond the pit bull wears her fabulous getups. The dog was about 8 years old when she came into Atlant...

Why I Love the Go Daddy Puppy Commercial

Karen Dawn | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
Karen Dawn

Finally an ad that shows the truth about breeding. Animal advocates are protesting this? They should have produced it.

Four Years in a Dog Kennel and Still No Home

Caurie Putnam | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Caurie Putnam

As a dog owner, I feel guilty leaving my hounds in their kennel for even a few hours. Dogs belong with their human companions; curled up by the fire, lounging on the couch, chilling by the fridge hoping to snag a piece of dropped cheese.

Featured Adoptable Pet(s) of the Day

Rescue Idiot | Posted 03.24.2015 | Green
Rescue Idiot

Wilma (a chocolate lab) and Betty (a black lab) were found together, dumped on the street. They are 10-plus years old and would love a comfy home to live their last few years in.

Polite Shelter Pets Show Us The Right Way To Do Christmas Dinner

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 12.18.2014 | Good News

It took a little wrangling to make it look like these 13 dogs -- and one patient cat -- have better etiquette than any of your human family members. ...

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...

A Lot of People Worked Together to Save About 100 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Jen Reeder | Posted 02.02.2015 | Impact
Jen Reeder

One of the fun things about being a pet writer is that people send me interesting story ideas out of the blue. So when I got on email on Sunday, November 23 about the rescue of almost 100 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels the day before, I started making calls to learn more.