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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 …

Last week I visited my friend Olga, a brilliant and beautiful mathematician for IBM, and her newly adopted Labradoodle, Chloe (also brilliant and beautiful). Olga has a picture-perfect doggie relationship with 10-month-old Chloe, who was rescued a few months ago as a scrawny stray running loose in a grocery store parking lot in a border town. Kids were throwing rocks …

Alyssa Milano meets Scooby-Roo after helping him get his doggie wheelchair. (Photo: Alyssa Milano) Helin Jung is an associate editor at PEOPLEPets.com. She adopted her dog, a senior Maltese named Ethel, from the Humane Society of New York in 2009. She lives in Queens. At PEOPLEPets.com, we hear about lots of stars who love their pets, many of them shelter …

“Career Change” dog Sasha is up for adoption at Dogs for the Deaf. New blog feature! Each week we’ll highlight Petfinder rescue-group members with unusual adoption programs, fun event ideas and other things that make them distinctive. Dogs for the Deaf in Central Point, Oregon, selects dogs from shelters and rescue groups and trains them to be Hearing Dogs. The …

Black cats are hard to find homes for. So are pairs of cats. Also, adolescent cats. What happens when all three of those are combined? You get some very long-time fosters. Friends of Homeless Animals in Hawthorne, NJ (where I found my special-needs cat, Gretel), has been fostering best friends Teddy, a 15-month-old black male, and Duffy, an 18-month-old male …

Keller at three months old Since it’s Deaf Dog Awareness Week, here’s the story of my deaf (and blind) Great Dane puppy, Keller. I had always admired the Great Dane’s poise and nobility, and last year decided the time was right to add one of these beautiful animals to my home. The Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League had lots of …

Check out this cute photo of The Hills star Lauren Conrad with her adopted dog, Chloe (courtesy of CelebrityDogBlog). I’m always on the lookout for celebrities who’ve adopted pets — especially ones who are popular with young people and can counteract the influence of the Paris Hiltons of the world — so it’s great to see a fashion icon like …