Ready for a heartwarming documentary about service dogs and the people who rely on them? Be sure to keep an eye out for the movie Buddy, a film from the Netherlands that tells the stories of six special service dogs and their owners.
Buddy is currently playing in a few select theatres around the US, but if it’s not in your town, be sure to watch for the DVD and streaming releases.
Many Pit Bull parents will tell you that they’ve never owned a sweeter dog, but the Pit Bull suffers from a scary reputation, due in large part to some irresponsible owners who have cultivated aggression in their dogs.
The word Pibble is being used more and more to help rehabilitate the Pit Bull brand. According to a recent article in The New York Times, Pibble is joining the word Pittie and some other cute nicknames to help convey the sweet and gentle nature of this loyal and loving breed.
According to dog breed experts, the public perception of the Pit Bull has improved since the years when dog fighting rings were often in the news. But people can still be afraid of them, and unfortunately some are still raised to be intimidating guard dogs.
Pit Bull advocates are eager to spread awareness about the true nature of this misunderstood dog, and feel that the smile-inducing name Pibble can help win over hearts and minds.
Need some proof that the Pibble is a big love bug? Meet adorable Willie, who spent years as a chained dog, before finally finding a real home:
January 1, 2019 was the first day that a new animal welfare law went into effect here in California. Under this law (called the Pet Rescue and Adoption Act), pet stores cannot sell dogs, cats, or rabbits unless they are from animal shelters or rescue organizations.
This law prevents pet stores from selling animals sourced from commercial breeding operations, known as puppy mills.
According to the Sacramento Bee, pet stores in California must publicly display documentation on each animal’s origins in the area where the animal is housed.
Pet stores in violation of this law will have to pay a fine of $500 for each pet that is sold illegally.