Ronald Lee Clark of "Pit Boss" with a Pit Bull

He’s appeared as an Oompa Loompa in the silver screen spoof Epic Movie and stepped in front of the cameras for an episode of Weeds, but Ronald Lee Clark– a booking assistant at Shortywood Productions– has taken on the role of a lifetime as a part of Shorty’s Rescue. One of four champions to canines, […]

Tia Maria Torres from Animal Planet’s "Pit Bulls and Parolees"

The barren land of Canyon County, California may look unforgiving to the untrained eye, but the stark landscape of the 10 acre Villalobos Rescue Center serves as a blank canvas for both people and Pitties looking to turn their lives around. Her passion for defending the breed branded as “bullies” born years before from her […]

"Pit Boss" To Premiere On Animal Planet

The proud Poppa of several Pit Bulls, Luigi Francis “Shorty” Rossi is on a mission to alter the image of a breed branded with a bad rap. Founding Shorty’s Rescue in 2001, the former actor and current talent management company owner and champion to canines is offering dog devotees a behind the scenes look at […]

The Unexpected Pit Bull Calendar 2010

Product: The Unexpected Pit Bull Calendar 2010 Whether you’re looking for a gift for a pit bull parent, an animal rescue advocate, or just a dog lover, this calendar helps battle the negative stereotypes of one of the world’s most misunderstood dogs. Loving photos captured by photographer Laura Moss fill the calendar, an annual project […]

Facebook Friday, Oct. 9, 2009

Every week in our Facebook Friday feature we look at some of the latest favorites of our own DogTipper Facebook fan page. This week we’ve got everything from chihuahua to pit bull fan sites plus some special book fan pages. ObsessiveChihuahuaDisorder.com Follow Nikki and her three chihuahuas as she dresses and photographs them (great photos), […]

Rescue Ink’s Johnny O and His Pit Bulls, Lucy and Chuck

Best known as Johnny O, one of the stars of the new National Geographic Channel series “Rescue Ink Unleashed,” this 6-foot-tall, 220-pound former bodyguard is dad to his two pit bulls, Lucy and Chuck. Leaving behind a history of substance abuse and troubles with the law, Johnny O , a trained martial art fighter, now […]

Bridget Marquardt Pets A Pit Bull Puppy

As the parent of a precocious Pekingese named Wednesday, reality personality Bridget Marquardt had no trouble becoming fast friends with this precious pit bull puppy, who was one of a plethora of pooches from Tails of the City Animal Rescue up for adoption at Melanie Segal’s Rocket Dog Lounge. The host of Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches, […]

Animal Groups Work Together to Save Pit Bulls

Best Friends Animal Society and The Humane Society of the United States met at a summit in Las Vegas to discuss the handling of pit bulls seized in dogfighting raids. As a result, the Humane Society of the US now has a new policy that recommends that all dogs seized from fighting operations be professionally […]

Kristen Johnston Walking Her Dog

Former 3rd Rock From the Sun star Kristen Johnston and her pal “Pinky” can frequently be found strolling together along the streets of New York City. The actress knew that she had found her perfect match when she spotted the seven-year-old pit bull mix, christened “Cookie” upon her arrival at an ASPCA back in 2007, […]

"Faithful Friends" Dispels Aggressive Dog Myths

Seen on Animal Planet last night, “Faithful Friends” with host Wanda Goldberg and Dr. Marty Smith of Doctors Foster and Smith Pet Supplies, reminded pet lovers that it’s the person on the other end of the leash–not the dog breed–that determines the aggressiveness of a dog. Goldberg and Smith especially spoke about the reputation of […]