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Myths, Lies and Misconceptions: The Life of a Pit Bull Advocate

Chris White | Posted 09.02.2015 | Green
Chris White

There are a lot of uphill battles that pit bull parents face on a daily basis. In an effort to help educate, I've put together this little list of the most commonly asked questions, and my answers to them.

The Most Fashionable Dogs Of Instagram

W | Posted 09.02.2015 | Style
W

Don't have a four-legged friend to hang out with? Follow these famous pet lovers and theirs instead.

The One that Got Away and Stays Forever

Kate Ostertag | Posted 09.01.2015 | Good News
Kate Ostertag

Cora lost her fight with Kidney disease the day after Christmas of 2013 and it was a huge blow. We had to admit that secretly we always thought we were going to find an answer that would buy her the full ride she deserved. Now, many tears later, we like to believe she just had one hell of a condensed version of the full ride.

WATCH: Dogs of the Homeless Need Love Too

HooplaHa | Posted 09.01.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Lori and Shira Rich have made it their mission to spread kindness to the homeless and their pets. The desire to devote their time and resources to tho...

Do Dogs Feel 'Guilty' Like We Do? Here's What The Science Says

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.31.2015 | Science

Plenty of dog owners have seen their pets make a "guilty face" after doing something wrong. You know the look -- the lowered ears, the ducked head, t...

Insuring the Underdog

Justin Tomczak | Posted 08.31.2015 | Green
Justin Tomczak

All dogs have the potential to be great. It just takes a responsible owner and a loving home to transform that underdog into a wonder dog. In fact, Venus is well on her way to being a positive force in her community.

Pet Halloween Costumes Are The Spooky, Yet Cute Trend Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Chanel Parks | Posted 08.31.2015 | HuffPost Home

"Woof!" That's the sound of your dog dressed up as a ghost. Because yes, our pets love Halloween, too, according to Pinterest.  The social platfo...

'Pit Bulls' Are In Fact Unicorns

Dr. Katy Nelson | Posted 08.27.2015 | Good News
Dr. Katy Nelson

Whether or not you believe in unicorns, you can't deny the existence of one very common mythical creature living amongst humans today. This creature can often be found snoozing on couches, fetching balls in the backyard, or haphazardly bruising shins with a wildly wagging tail. This creature is known as the "pit bull."

Rob Younkers and Joe Zee Dressed Their Dogs and Pamela Hanson Was There to Watch the Whole Show

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 08.27.2015 | Style
Suzanne Donaldson

We at Mrs. Sizzle asked Pamela Hanson to join us for a doggie play date at their apartment and we had no idea how much fun it would really be.

Dog Treat Tragedy Results in Drive for Rescue

Suzanne DeWitt Hall | Posted 08.27.2015 | Good News
Suzanne DeWitt Hall

In my case, the lemons came in the form of losing my beloved Sam. The lemonade was rescuing my Max and learning about the incredibly selfless,wonderful people out there daily who aid and comfort the millions of abandoned dogs. It is my honor to help them the way we do.

POLL: 38% Of Dog Owners Love Their Pet More Than Their Partner

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.27.2015 | Weird News

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8 Reasons You Shouldn't Get A Pit Bull

Jacqueline Wilson | Posted 08.26.2015 | Good News
Jacqueline Wilson

I was one of those people -- the ones who believed the media hype about pit bulls even though I had never known anyone with a pit bull, let alone anyone who had been hurt by one. Fast forward a few years and now we have two pit bulls. But, just because we adopted pit bulls doesn't mean you should.

Parrots Don't Make Good Pets - Get a Cat Instead

Quora | Posted 08.26.2015 | Green
Quora

Large birds can live a very, very long time — 50-70-plus years is not uncommon. Unlike dogs or cats, they don't die in a few years. Unless you are 5, your bird could well outlive you.

Lessons Learned From Losing Our Pets

B.J. Hollars | Posted 08.26.2015 | GPS for the Soul
B.J. Hollars

The dog was dead, and we were left to deal with the body. It wasn't even our dog, but our neighbors', a brindle-colored Plott hound named Dorsey who...

The Most Pet-Friendly Vacation Spots In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.26.2015 | Travel

Your pet is part of the family, so it only makes sense that you'd want to bring your beloved four-legged friend along on fun vacations and road t...

How Pets Leave Impressions on Our Hearts

Dana McKenna | Posted 08.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dana McKenna

"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans." -- James Herriot With...

5 Ways to Build Your Cancer Support Network

Rodale Wellness | Posted 08.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Rodale Wellness

A strong social support system is vital for both your mental and physical health following cancer. Your social support system will provide guidance, advice, and assistance; offer shoulders to cry on; and help relieve stress.

The Network of Misfit Dogs and Their People

Imelda Suriato | Posted 08.25.2015 | Good News
Imelda Suriato

When I began advocating for misunderstood dogs -- my dogs -- I didn't think much about the people. I never thought the little website and Facebook page I started four years ago would introduce me to all these wonderful dogs and their equally amazing people.

27 DIYs That Will Make Life Better for You and Your Fur Baby

Hometalk | Posted 08.25.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Get ready for a lot of tail wagging, purring, and melodious chirping, because these tiny home upgrades from animal loving bloggers have made some pets very happy. Here are some DIY ideas that they won't be able to get enough of.

WATCH: It's Chow Time! Dogs Go Wild for Dinner

HooplaHa | Posted 08.24.2015 | Comedy
HooplaHa

Are you hungry for dinner? Check out this video and watch these playful pets, jump, squeal and beg for some mealtime grub! Their excitement will make ...

14 Of The Most Dangerous Foods For Your Dog

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.24.2015 | HuffPost Home

You want to share everything with your best friend, but when your best friend's a dog, sharing can often do more harm than good.  No matter how m...

My Fish Won't Hump Your Leg

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 08.21.2015 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

I belong to that rare and happy group of people who don't have indoor pets. Every day my friends on social media post photos and videos of cats and dogs, and I quickly scroll past these visions because I know that the dog licked its genitals before it licked that sweet baby's face.

WATCH: Pet Owner Turns a Foster Failure Into a Rabbit Rescue

HooplaHa | Posted 08.21.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

This Chicken Soup Moment is brought to you by... Hope - a bunny who was given a second chance. In this heartwarming tale of rags to riches, Hope the b...

One Visit to Edwina von Gal's and You Understand the Meaning of Green

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 08.20.2015 | Green
Suzanne Donaldson

One can barely imagine that after driving through the heat and traffic that you could come upon a place as glorious as Edwina von Gal's home aka The...

The Dog Master: An Inspired Read

Suzette Standring | Posted 08.18.2015 | Books
Suzette Standring

Back in Paleolithic times, humans befriended wolves, and thus, developed canine companionship. W. Bruce Cameron, New York Times best-selling author, imagines that first, eons-old encounter in his new book, The Dog Master, which I rank a 5-star page turner.