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When we love our dogs like family, we sometimes forget that they don’t understand us quite like our human relatives.

It was never a sure thing that Abigail would even get to live, never mind be honored in a black-tie, celebrity-studded gala held in Beverly Hills.

More important than behavior and training, you must be prepared to implement decompression the moment you take responsibility for the dog.

Short video of K9 officer Kiah the pit bull. Rescued from abuse and abandonment, she is now a breed ambassador. Two more videos here, including visit with Rachel Ray.

Thinking about bringing home a furry friend? While pet stores and breeders do brisk business homing dogs, there are plenty of reasons to opt for an animal that’s been rescued instead.

We may treat our pets like they're human, but that doesn't mean they get to eat "people food."

No one ever wants to think about their dog being in pain or facing a medical emergency. But being prepared to deal with these extremely rare situations can make the difference between life and death.

Not every bump or scratch means a trip to the vet. Here’s how to solve your pet's minor oh-nos at home—plus, how to tell when it's a true emergency.

The Society for Features Journalism honored this story in its 2016 Excellence-in-Features Awards contest. The story placed third in the Short Feature category for large publications with a circulation of 200,000 and up.

Article gives a brief history of pibbles, addressing some of the myths surrounding these amazing dogs, and explains why the renowned trainer, author and blogger chose a pit bull puppy for her family. 

Told through photos and captions, these five profiles show what special dogs pibbles can be when given the chance.

Sometimes a story comes along that's so beautiful and so special that you have to fight past the tightness in your chest and remind yourself to breathe. That's what happened when I encountered three nuns who went out of their way to adopt Remy, a 9-year-old pit bull who had been languishing at a shelter for months.

Recent explorations into the field of canine genetics are changing the way we think about man’s best friend—“man's best parasite” may be more like it—and could help us repair the damage done by a century of inbreeding.

Dogs may be man's best friend, but Ingo the shepherd dog's special buddy is Poldi, a little owl who loves to pose for pictures and cozy up to his canine pal. Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the closeness of their bond.

While Lassie and Lady and the Tramp are fun to watch, they’re probably not the best way to choose the family dog. Instead, choose the breed by its disposition, temperament, size, and energy level -- all of which should suit your family's lifestyle. Just remember, always meet the dog and ask the breeder or shelter worker lots of questions before making such an important decision.

Are humans committing a "genocide" against pit bulls? Cesar Millan says we are.

 

"Our ignorance level is growing way too out of proportion, to the point that we believe that getting rid of a breed is a solution," this country's most famous dog trainer recently said to HuffPost. "Genocide. It's a genocide."

She was abandoned, half-blind and starving to death; but thanks to the dedication of a group of good Samaritans, one brave pit bull is getting another chance to live and love.

When a veterinarian technician found a stray pit bull on the side of the road, she was amazed to find it nursing a two-day old kitten.

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