Author Archives: April

Remembering Jessica, Patron of the Pitties

Last week, we heard that Jessica Coulter-Brown, one of our devoted community members, had passed away from pancreatic cancer. There are no words to express our devastation. Jessica was truly someone who made the world a better, happier, kinder place. … Continue reading

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Sense and Sensationalism

As we know, talk of breed bans in Quebec and recent dog attacks have fed media fires over the last week. In our last blog post we explored how “pit bull attacks” are covered differently from attacks by other breeds, a phenomenon … Continue reading

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When other breeds bite

Have you ever noticed that when there’s one “pit bull” story in the media, there are always two or three more that follow? Then the news outlets start reporting on this supposed epidemic, and talk of breed bans begins, with … Continue reading

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A closer look at bite numbers

Statistics are invaluable in attempting to understand social problems. But as we all know, they can also be manipulated to suit one’s existing worldview. Check out our Statistics and Soundbites page for some background on interpreting studies in general, and … Continue reading

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Stress management and BSL

Written by Steve Barker of the Dog Legislation Council of Canada. Shared with permission. How To Manage Your Stress When Fighting Breed-Specific Legislation 1. Do not read online comments under news articles. Online comments are made by two types of … Continue reading

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BSL in Quebec – What you can do now

In Quebec, BSL talks have gone from speculation to reality at a dizzying pace. Because things have happened so fast, people are just starting to organize. For now, here are a few things you can do to help: 1. Follow the story … Continue reading

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Research and responsible rescue

Adoption has become a popular option for people looking to add a pet to their home. And it should be! Animals in rescues and shelters can be ready-made pets. Your local shelter is a great place to start your search. … Continue reading

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Getting ready to bid for bullies!

        Bid for Bullies, our annual online auction, is almost here! We are on track to launch this popular fundraising campaign on our Facebook page starting Friday, July 1. Bidding will be open until 6pm on Friday, July 8. … Continue reading

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Rallying around Rally-O

Miranda Hebert is fueled by her passion for all things dog – particularly when it involves bridging the communication gap between canines and their human companions. Her personal “doggy” journey began at an early age, leading her to train and … Continue reading

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Pet-Friendly Housing – A Cautionary Tail

For Brandi and Tyler, driving cross-country from Ottawa to Vancouver meant a new start and a new life. They hadn’t counted on it being the beginning of a nightmare. Feeling fortunate at having found a pet-friendly building, they promptly moved in. … Continue reading

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