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“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. …

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Fostering is a fifth way to help pets

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • Dec 17 , 2013

Want to make a big impact? Consider fostering. Regular guest blogger, Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, our “Pit Bull Parent” shares why she loves fostering. If you decide to foster, don’t forget to pledge to help pets for a chance to win! Fostering. I love it. There is nothing that I do in sheltering that I find more rewarding. Though the blog …

Already adopted? This fourth way to help pets will be easy for you! Learn how Happy Tails help pets, then be sure to pledge to help pets for a chance to win! Each month visitors to Petfinder look at an average of 50,000 pages of happy tails. How does this help homeless pets? These stories may encourage people who are considering …

So many people tell me how wonderful and accepting my husband is. I hear over and over again that he is so patient considering the number of foster pets that I bring home. And, I do give him some credit. For the most part, he goes with the flow with limited complaining. But, that being said, he knew what he …

I love my job, but I won’t deny that by Wednesday I’m starting to drag a little. I like to schedule a good lunch on Wednesdays, or a happy hour with friends to perk up the middle of the week. This week it was the promise of puppies at lunch that got me out the door on time. Last week …

Kelli Gibbs’s experience is an object lesson in keeping your options open when adopting a pet. Richmond Animal Care and Control was just down the road from her, so it was her obvious choice for a shelter to visit. But first, from the comfort of home, she visited Petfinder to see who was available for adoption at the shelter. One …

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Pit Bull Mom: A different approach

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • May 23 , 2013

The other day, my mother was out and about with a friend of hers. They were in my neighborhood for lunch and decided to stop by. Hearing the car pull up, my dogs looked out the window to see who was visiting. Seeing that it was my mom, the whole body wags started! Seeing one of my dogs, however, her …

Bulletproof Sam is a dog, just like other Pit Bulls. This may be the most misunderstood breed, but dogs like Sam are working to show the public that Pit Bulls are just dogs, they are not monsters. Sam has had a hard life. He was part of a fighting operation that left him with permanent physical scarring. Despite how tough …

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Pit Bull mom: Gone to the dogs

by Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, guest contributor, Pit Bull Parent • Mar 28 , 2013

At what point do I start to think that my life does totally revolve around dogs? As I work with dogs, obviously dogs are a huge part, but as I was recently looking around my house, I started to notice things that made me realize that dogs play a part in even the smallest details. Let’s start with my home. …

Last year I started running. I still hate it, yet I continue to run 2-5 times a week. I have a running group that keeps me motivated and makes me stick to my routine.  It’s nice to know that even when it’s 25 degrees and all I want to do is hide under a blanket, my running friends will be …