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Pit Bull Parent: Squirrel Patrol

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • May 29 , 2014

My dogs are in no way, shape or form guard dogs. We have people over often and they have become accustomed to people coming and going. We also foster often and new animals coming into the house are no longer anything exciting. Nope, guard dogs, they are not, unless you’re …

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Pit Bull Parent: Changing Minds One Pit Bull at a Time

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • May 15 , 2014

Looking back on things, I feel that I have changed minds just by doing one simple thing: bringing Gus home. Gus was not the first pit bull that I brought home, but he is the first one that I made a permanent resident. It was a little thing that I …

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Pit Bull Parent: Size vs. Training

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • May 01 , 2014

I’ve always had larger dogs, even as a child. As a young child, we had shepherds and retrievers. When I was 16, I brought home a stray beagle. He was about 22 lbs and was the smallest dog that my immediate family had ever kept, until, just last year, when …

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Pit Bull Parent: I Love All Dogs

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • Apr 17 , 2014

I’m pretty thick skinned and not easily offended, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t happen. And the other day, it happened. Someone called the shelter that I work for and asked about one of the dogs that we have available. I gave her a little info and then she …

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Pit Bull Parent: Rescue Dogs are Winners!

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • Apr 03 , 2014

Last fall, I attended an event with my dogs. Among the vendors and activities, there was a weight pulling club. I was familiar with weight pulling, but hadn’t tried it. I have always been interested in canine sports and had even tried some, however, nothing competitive. Growing up, I rode …

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Less Adoptable? I don’t think so!

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • Mar 13 , 2014

If you work in rescue, you often open up your news feed or email and see pictures of animals in need of rescue or a home. I receive no less than 20 emails a day with homeless animals in need of a place to go. Many of these animals are …

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Pit Bull Parent: The Truth about Transports

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • Jan 29 , 2014

At least once a week, I go to area shelters and take some of their dogs to a rescue that I work with. I love working with other shelters. I love the partnerships and I love that everyone is working together to make better lives for the animals. The other  …

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Pit Bull Parent: Lost Dog Report

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • Jan 23 , 2014

We’ve all seen the lost dog reports. We worry about the dogs and wonder about the outcome. Today, I was one of those families who lost their dogs. And let me tell you, it was terrifying. I let my dog out into the yard around 9:30 am one morning. It …

I get a lot of comments when I have my dog, Jefferson, out and about with me. He does have very striking features and I, personally, think that he is the most stunning dog ever. I’m not just saying that because he’s my best friend either. He really is gorgeous! …

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Pit Bull Parent: How Harry Potter Got it Right

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • Nov 27 , 2013

OK, today, we’re going to let my inner dork out and admit that I really enjoyed the Harry Potter books and movies and was even looking up Harry Potter on Pinterest the other day. Don’t judge, we all have our little secrets. Anyway, while I was looking up Harry Potter …

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