• Here's How To Socialize Your Adult Rescue Dog

    28 days ago - By iHeart Dogs

    Behaviorists say the most crucial time for socialization in a dog's life is between three weeks and four months old. That's when puppies develop their personalities, and they're most likely to adapt to certain skills and behaviors. But what happens when a puppy is born a stray or grows up in a less-than-ideal environment?
    Some of the dogs that end up in shelters never have the chance at socialization. They can grow to be fearful, timid, and wary of new things, and this can affect their chances of fitting in with a new family.
    If this sounds like an adult rescue dog you recently adopted...
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  • Wrongly Accused Pit Bull Sentenced To Death Is Finally Set Free

    Wrongly Accused Pit Bull Sentenced To Death Is Finally Set Free

    28 days ago - By iHeart Dogs

    You may have heard of Hank, a Pit Bull mix who was wrongly accused of killing two goats and injuring a pony, along with another dog. You may have even signed a petition on his behalf. Because he is, in fact, innocent, despite being sentenced to death.
    You see, Hank, previously named Tank, was in the wrong place at the wrong time. According to a synopsis on Care2 , a petition site, Hank was living with his former family when he and his mixed-breed mother entered a neighbor's property in April of 2016. The end result was an attack on their livestock, and when police arrived, both dogs looked...
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  • Puppies, pit bulls rescued from brutal dog-fighting ring

    Puppies, pit bulls rescued from brutal dog-fighting ring

    28 days ago - By Topix

    Thirty-six pit bulls were rescued from cruel conditions and three people were arrested in a sting on a dog-fighting ring on Long Island, authorities said Thursday. One of the animals suffered a broken leg.
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