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    Lovable Pocket Pitty Has Been Waiting Nearly 1000 Days For A Home

    In the summer of 2016, a short, stocky pitbull mix named Meatball was surrendered to a Los Angeles County shelter by his owner. His ears were crudely cropped, but his tail wagged and his eyes shone with love and hope. Just a few days later, a local rescue...

      Your Input Could Help Scientists Bust Breed Stereotypes

      A now-famous 2012 study conducted by the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida demonstrated just how inaccurate the average human – and most canine experts – are at identifying a dog’s breed mix by sight...

        DNA Test Reunites Littermates Displaced By Hurricane Harvey

        DNA testing is all the rage these days. With a simple cheek swab, curious humans can learn all...

          When It Comes To Health, Mixed And Purebred Dogs Aren’t Always The Same

          Whether you choose a purebred dog or a mix, there are always potential health concerns. Many...

            Shelter Puppy With Unusually Large Head Sparks DNA Debate

            When a litter of four stray puppies arrived at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley (HSSV) in...

              More Shelters Are Removing Breed Labels So Adopters Can Choose With Their Hearts

              There’s no such thing as second chances when it comes to first impressions. That’s...

                UPDATE: Deformed Dog Nobody Wanted Now Has Fans Lining Up To Adopt Him

                UPDATE 3/29/17: Remember Picasso? The impossibly adorable pup born with the unique facial...

                  Matted Stray Underdog Becomes Westminster Wonder Dog

                  Buster – a mixed-breed former stray – is certainly no show-circuit pedigree, but...