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  • Pittie of the Week: Joy (fmrly Freckles)

    from Passion for Pits

    Wednesday July 18th, 2012 at 03:26 PM

    Square_140_525846_411340645570923_987542818_nThis week's Pittie of the Week comes to us from Luzerne County Pit Bull Owners (LCPO) Northeastern Pennsilvania's (NEPA) Avail-a-bullies. Joe (formerly Freckles) was at NYC Animal Care and Control because her family moved and was originally at risk of not being spayed or rescued due to a mammary tumor. Joy has been cleared by her rescuers' vet for her spay, she will be getting spayed and having her tumor and skin tags removed next week! She is so unbelievably cute and happy-go-lucky, just...
  • Reader Mail!

    from Passion for Pits

    Monday July 2nd, 2012 at 02:47 PM

    Square_140_rednosepitbull1Here we have another edition of Reader Mail! If there is a particular question you have about pit bulls, please drop me a line at passion4pits@gmail.com, I'd be more than happy to answer any and all questions! A red-nosed pit bullThis one comes from Elizabeth. She writes, "I have a 2 yo Red nose Pit. His name is Capone. He is a wonderful dog when he is with my boyfriend but when I'm with him he doesn't listen he pees and poops in the house. He pulls me when I walk him and he doesn't let...
  • Perfect Pairs!

    from Passion for Pits

    Friday June 22nd, 2012 at 01:02 PM

    Square_140_lordandtaylorpitThis morning I opened an advertisement in my email box from Lord and Taylor- they are having a super sandal sale- and what do I see? I pittie mix features with the shoe-model! I was so excited, I looked into it and found out that it is indeed part of a campaign called "Perfect Pairs". They've teamed up with Best Friends and local shelters to host an adoption event in conjunction with their Sandal Sale. Each of the dogs in their ads is up for adoption with the local partners! I love it! To...
  • Coat Color Genetics Revisited: White Coats

    from Passion for Pits

    Tuesday June 5th, 2012 at 08:01 PM

    Square_140_2Last year, I wrote about the genetics of Brindle Coats (read more here.) Here's what we learned:Dog coat color, shape, and length genetics are based in 16 specific locations of the geneome. The basic color loci are:Agouti Locus (A), Brown locus (B), Dilute locus (D), Extention locus (E), Harlequin locus (H), dominant black locus (K), Merle locus (M), and Spotting locus (S). Still, this doesn't help the non-scientist understand the amazing differences you see among litter mates... well I...
  • Phila ACC Pen Pal Program

    from Passion for Pits

    Thursday May 31st, 2012 at 06:23 PM

    Square_140_lacy-pen-pal-successAnimal Care and Control can be a rough place for a dog to be, but Philadelphia's ACC is doing something very special to ease the strain on dogs living in their shelter and increase their chances of getting adopted through their Pen Pal Program. Dogs in this program get 1 on 1 attention from their Pal twice a week at the shelter and one out-of-the-shelter excursion a month (hiking, walking, playing outside, practicing basic training, relaxing in a real house...). Pals also agree to help get...
  • Pit Bull Saves Woman from Oncoming Train

    from Passion for Pits

    Wednesday May 16th, 2012 at 02:03 PM

    Square_140_ht_lily_dm_120509_wg A special dog named Lilly stepped in front of an oncoming train to shield her owner, who had passed out on the tracks, most likely due to her recurrent alcoholism. Lilly is recuperating at home now and her entire $15,000 vet bill was taken care of by donations. I love this story. It shows how brave and loyal pits can be. I know Bruno would probably do the same for me.
  • Party 4 Pooches

    from Passion for Pits

    Wednesday May 16th, 2012 at 01:53 PM

    Square_140_3139102139-4 Are you in Philly? Come join us at Operation Ava's first ever Party for Pooches on May 24th from 7pm to 10pm at Shampoo Nightclub! We will have a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and a Doggie Fashion show and even a KISSING BOOTH featuring some of our adoptable animals. Admission price includes a 3-hour open bar and finger food, must be 21 to enter. Proceeds from the event will go to Operation Ava so that we can fulfill our mission of rescuing animals from overburdened shelters locally and...
  • Adora-BULL videos

    from Passion for Pits

    Wednesday March 14th, 2012 at 02:50 PM

    check out this cuteness from a super cute (& vocal) pibble who really doesn't want a bath. Winnie hates baths so much she won't even set FOOT in the bathroom! <p><br><br><br><br>And </p> And this one, where a pibble is whining not to go to bed. Bruno does this all...
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