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In honor of National Pit Bull Awareness Day I’m sharing the story of a wonderful dog who went from cruelty to my couch. Sometimes a dog is just meant to be yours, or in this case, mine. Diamond Shamrock (I’ll explain that name in a later blog post) is right …

Joanne Wannan is the author of New Lives: Stories of Rescued Dogs Helping, Healing and Giving Hope. Below is an excerpt from her chapter about Leo, a Pit Bull once owned by Michael Vick who became a therapy dog and Canine Good Citizen.

Tito is a friendly young Pit waiting for his own second chance at the Pennsylvania SPCA in Philadelphia As you may have heard, convicted dogfighter Michael Vick has signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. Vick served 23 months in federal prison on charges of conspiracy and running a …

The dog’s appearance was enough to make a person cry. He was starved and looked like a skeleton. Walking was hard for him, and he was riddled with scars. Nevertheless, the good folks at Adams County Pet Rescue in Ritzville, Wash., knew he deserved a chance and took him in …

Convicted dogfighter Michael Vick today pled guilty to a state dogfighting charge in Virginia, the Associated Press reports. According to the AP, the plea makes the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback eligible for early release from the Kansas prison where he is currently serving a 23-month sentence on federal dogfighting charges. …

“Gentle, affectionate, curious” girl Kinzie is adoptable from BAD RAP October 25 is Pit Bull Awareness Day, so in its honor, we’re highlighting a group doing amazing things for Pits: BAD RAP, which stands for Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls. The San Francisco-based organization provides rescue services as well …