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Esther the Wonder Pig!

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • Feb 07 , 2014

If you haven’t seen Esther the Wonder Pig on Facebook yet, you have to check her out. You will fall in love. A warm and fuzzy feeling will overwhelm you and you will soon find yourself wondering what Esther is up to throughout your day and showing pictures of her to your friends and family. So, when I had the …

Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, the Petfinder Foundation asked its friends from shelters and rescues across the country for pictures of their adoptable pets being hugged! Our favorite photos, below, come from Petfinder members that received photography equipment grants and training through the One Picture Saves a Life program. 1. Walking shelter dogs during the winter in …

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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  weekend, I went up to an area shelter that was …

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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 had been snowing for the past 3 days and they …

“Are you serious, it’s just a little snow, you can go outside. It really isn’t that bad. After all, weren’t you bred to be a German hunting dog?”. This is what I caught myself saying to my Poodle the other day. It was cold, as it has been throughout much of the country, and he absolutely refused to go outside. …

If you’ve had a rough year, it can help to be inspired by those who have overcome difficult circumstances and found homes. Here are 10 dogs who survived puppy mills and found new families to love them. 1. Charlotte, a puppy mill breeder until she was taken in by Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue Inc. in Reinholds, Pa., is all …

Who can resist an “Adopt Me” face? Here are 10 puppies whose faces tugged at Petfinder Foundation heartstrings. Which pup makes you want to bring him or her home?   1. Bella was rescued when one of our staff members found her and her siblings wandering in the desert. She was fostered in our office through In the Arms of …

Check out some of the top shelter dog makeovers that caught eyes around the Petfinder Foundation! Tell us below which makeover makes you happiest! 1. “Fatty Patty” was an overweight 9-year-old Puggle who was heartworm positive and had a tumor the size of a baseball hanging from her back leg. The Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery County in Clarksville, Tenn., renamed …

Check out a special guest post from recording artist Malea McGuinness then learn how you can help animals while treating yourself this holiday season! “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”― Mahatma Gandhi This quote was relevant when it was first said and is just as relevant now. …

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! When we’re out and about, people do comment on his …