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Bella spent six months in the shelter, but she got her second chance when Leslie Galvin saw the Pit Bull mix on Petfinder. “I saw something in her spirit even from just seeing a photo of her and I called right away to make sure she was still available,” Leslie says. The Lebanon, Indiana, woman had been going through a …

Harper’s first brief adoption went seriously wrong. She was mistreated by her owners, returned to Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), then was taken in by Delaware SPCA. In her first two years, most of her life had been spent in a cage. But then things began to look up for the Pit Bull. Claire and Mark Birney had …

It’s hard to get a good photo of a black dog like Frankie, and at the shelter, they tend to disappear into the shadows and potential adopters pass right by. That, and the fact that he is a Pit Bull, worked against his getting adopted, and he was at Alabama SPCA in Tuscaloosa for two years after being picked up …

Passersby must have noticed the dog that was bumping against the guardrail of a busy highway as she edged along, trying to stay out of harm’s way. Cars continued to speed past; eventually someone stopped to help her and discovered she was hugging the rail because she was blind. Pet Matchmaker in Treverton, PA, took her in and listed her …

A car accident left Dawn Greene-Bublitz a quadriplegic, and a long hospital and nursing home stay necessitated that she find foster care for her dogs. By the time she emerged, they no longer knew her, and she opted to leave them where they were rather than uproot them again. As time went by, she realized she missed having a four-legged …

Tyler – Sad Senior. The words jumped out at Jenn O’Neill from her computer monitor. She’d been looking for a dog to adopt on Petfinder to be the perfect companion for the family’s 14-year-old Staffordshire Terrier after their 13-year-old Bull Terrier mix had died. Now those words on Petfinder spoke to Jenn.  Tyler had been pulled from an open-admission shelter by two …

Melissa Mariner-Loos, who lives in Warminster, PA, first saw Reed, a Pit Bull, on Petfinder in 2005. Little did she know then that the stray pup, who was barely weaned and had a gaping wound in his shoulder, would have a profound influence on her life. Caroline County Humane Society in Ridgely, MD, listed him on Petfinder. The staff there …

For hundreds, maybe thousands, of children across the country, there are some new heroes in their towns: reading therapy dogs. These four-legged listeners are helping kids with their reading skills. The dogs are non-judgmental and lend the children confidence, and just how heroic this activity is has been affirmed by the announcement that Elle, a reading therapy dog, has won …

Jackie Bonasera was drying her hair in an upstairs bathroom in her Long Island, NY, home when her dog began barking. It wasn’t like him, so she ran downstairs to see what was wrong. Flames were shooting up one side of the garage. She ran outside, and then realized Cain hadn’t come out with her. “So I just put my …

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I’m a Pit Bull mom

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • Mar 14 , 2013

Hello! My name is Kirstyn Northrop Cobb and I have been given the wonderful opportunity by Petfinder, to blog about being a Pit Bull mom. So, this is my introduction piece. Let me tell you a bit about myself: I have a husband and daughter and I work in animal welfare. I currently have five dogs, a horse and a …