We sent Pit Bull Hall dog Holly to her new home this weekend, and filled her people up with training protocol, lists of quality kibble to look into, and guidelines for keeping the peace between dog and cat.
One of the most important things we can offer them though, is advice for talking with the family and co-workers who are set to panic when they learn that Holly's a pit bull.
It's just awful that we have to arm our adopters with ways to counter the negative crap they're going to hear from perfectly intelligent people, but such are the times.
This book is one of the best new bits of sanity to hit the shelves:
'The Pit Bull Placebo:
The Media, Myths and Politics
of Canine Aggression'
Karen Delise's science is impeccable and her writing style is no-nonsense. Get this book!
Delise's project: The National Canine Research Council.
By the way, we're happy to report that Miss Holly - who has no need for books or arguments - is settling quite well in her new home.