This Is Why We’re Calling Bull On “Pit Bull” Awareness Events
We love when people celebrate dogs, whether it’s their own dogs or rescue dogs. But, the language we use to talk about these celebrations should reflect where we are, not where we’ve been.
5 Things You Need to Know to Be a Better Dog Advocate
Advocating against breed-specific legislation involves a lot of emotion, but we need to focus on facts and solutions to make positive change happen.
Yes, People Really Do Need Emotional Support Animals
ESAs play an important role in mental health and society needs to respect that.
Delta Is Discriminating Against People with Disabilities and Their Service Dogs
We aren’t comfortable letting discrimination stand and you shouldn’t be either.
It’s Time for Animal Welfare Organizations to Value Dogs Over Corporations
It’s a common thing for people in animal welfare to speak out about breed-discriminatory policies, whether they be at the county or state level, or even housing restrictions. Yet, people largely remain silent when it comes to companies with discriminatory policies. In fact, many animal welfare organizations routinely partner and promote such businesses. That has […]
Perpetuating the Myth of “Pit Bull” Dog High Pain Tolerance Doesn’t Help Dogs, It Hurts Them
“Pit bull” dog advocates can be just as guilty of believing stereotypes and myths as pro-BSL individuals. Your efforts should focus on science, not myth.
The First Story You Tell About a Shelter Dog Has the Power to Change Their Life
A dog’s adoption bio means everything to potential adopters – and the dogs in your care.
The Language We Use to Talk About Dog Fighting May Do More Harm than Good
Are we helping dogs or reinforcing stereotypes?
Dog Owners Need Accessible Services, Not Mandates
Mandatory spay & neuter regulations may sound like a great idea but they often increase shelter populations.
No, “Pit Bull” Dogs Don’t Lock Their Jaws, and Other Myth-Busting Facts
The not so surprising answer to all of these myths is that research shows that “pit bull” dogs are just like other dogs.