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A farewell to Tug, the Vicktory dog

Tug, one of the dogs rescued from Michael Vick’s property, crosses the Rainbow Bridge and will be missed by the many who knew and loved him.

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Viral adoption story highlights absurdity of breed discrimination

Best Friends working with Make Michigan Next coalition on legislation to insure that all dogs in the state are evaluated as individuals, not categories.

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Who should you believe — some reporter or your lying eyes?

Many shelter pit bull terrier identifications are wrong, which can result in grave consequences. Removing labels allows adopters to pick on merits, not stereotypes.

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The pursuit of breeding perfection leaves a trail of destruction

Survey shows that the average lifespan of many purebred dog breeds is decreasing. Breed registry groups need to take a stand for canine health and welfare.

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You’ll laugh, you’ll cry: The Champions, the documentary about the Vicktory dogs, releases today

Award-winning film celebrating the canine victims of Michael Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels now screening in select cities and available for purchase.

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Solving the problem of puppy mills

Las Vegas joins an ever-growing list of more than 100 communities that have enacted a local ordinance banning the sale of mill-bred pets in local pet stores.

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Zappos Black Friday adoption event: A door-buster for sure!

Results are in: More than 6,200 pets adopted as a result of Zappos adoption promotion over Black Friday weekend!

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Zappos gives big to save pets

Zappos is underwriting adoption fees for 100 Best Friends Network partners from Nov. 27-30. Adopt a pet for the holidays!

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The Champions: A game changer for pit-bull-like dogs

Documentary chronicles how five dogs rescued from Michael Vick’s Bad Newz Kennels have helped spread the message that dogs are individuals, regardless of breed.

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Call it owner surrender or on-demand dumping of pets, the policy needs to change

Managed admission, rather than on-demand relinquishment of cats and dogs to shelters, results in more positive outcomes for the animals and more lives saved.

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