Breed restrictions most often rely on breed stereotypes and visual breed identifcation. But, the canine genome tells us that how a dog looks has nothing to do with how a dog behaves.
We help dog owners affected by breed-specific legislation sue their local governments because no one should have to lose their home or their pet based on stereotypes.
Our People and Pets Together Grant funds services that incorporate co-occurring animal and human support, with the aim of reducing barriers to pet-retention, this often involves things like housing or access to services like food or veterinary care.
Did you know that the breed label you see on a dog’s adoption listing is probably inaccurate? Plus, a label won’t tell you anything about how an individual dog would fit into your family.
That’s why we grant funds to animal shelters that have removed breed labels from their kennels.
Our service dog program challenges peoples expectations of what a service dog is and gives people with disabilities more freedom.