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19 Mar

Calling All Pit Bulls & Parolees Fans! Vote Now! Do It For the Pit Bulls!

Guess what?! Your favorite show has been nominated in two categories for the 2014 RealityWanted Awards! Congrats to the entire Pit Bulls & Parolees team!

Here's your chance to show your support for the show.  Cast your vote in these categories:

Feel Good Show (Slide #16)

Docu-Series (Slide #19)

Click here to head over the the RealityWanted Facebook page and VOTE >>

Keep clicking through the ballot! Make it to slides #16 and #19 to cast your votes!

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6 Mar

Pit Bulls Get Silly in Photo Booths Too [PHOTO]

In case you missed it, here's a sweet photo of two pit bull buddies hamming it up for the camera in a photo booth! We LOVE them. ADORBS! 

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Photo: Lynn Terry Photography

 

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28 Feb

Six States Look Into Outlawing Breed-Specific Legislation

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Bully breeds, like the pit bull, are targeted by breed-specific legislation. (Credit: Jack Hollingsworth/Corbis)

Pit bulls and their owners, rejoice! Six states are considering bills that would make breed-specific legislation illegal.

The states examining the issue are Maryland, Missouri, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont and Washington. If any of them sign a bill into law, they would join 17 others that prohibit bans based on breed, according to the Huffington Post.

Like the name describes, breed-specific legislation (BSL) are laws that would ban or restrict owning dogs considered to be dangerous, like pit bulls, Rottweilers, and German shepherds, according to the American Humane Society.

BSL critics, who include President Obama, argue that BSL isn’t well supported. The American Human Society claims there is little evidence proving BSL reduces dog bites and attacks, and that unfavorable situations result in altercations, not the dog itself. Best Friends Animal Society also maintains that enforcing breed bans would be expensive, as illustrated in this calculation tool.

According to DogsBite.org, more than 700 cities in the United States have breed-specific legislation, including Denver. Breed-specific bans can also be found abroad in Canada, New Zealand, Great Britain and Ireland, among other countries.

Do you think breed-specific legislation is effective or useless? Comment and let us know!

22 Feb

Pit Bulls & Parolees: The Wedding of All Weddings and a Happily Ever After

Tropical storms, bring it! This couple proved tonight they can weather any storm, together!

In a beautiful ceremony with lovely words from the mother of the bride included, Tania and Perry were married in New Orleans and got their happily ever after. The bride wore the most gorgeous, PERFECT dress, channeling all her beautiful Tania essence. And the groom was handsome as ever at her side.

Congratulations, Tania and Perry!

Check out their wedding photos and the vows they wrote for each other — click on the photo below:

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Photo Credit: RitaEarl.com and Facebook.com/RitaEarlPhotography

 

See more Wedding and Engagement Photos >>

 

It's Wedding Day! Watch the ceremony and exchange of vows:

Perry Finds His Perfect Wedding Look:

 

 

21 Feb

ENGAGED! Tania and Perry Are Getting Married!

It's here! Wedding day! Tania and Perry are getting married!!

A tropical storm's a-brewin' and threatens to disrupt the wedding festivities. Will all go as planned at Villalobos?!  Tune in to watch the beautiful couple on their wedding day and share in the awesome celebration.

And, Tania's dress! OMG her DRESS! Trust me, it's Tania-GORGEOUS.

 

Season Finale! Tomorrow Night at 10 PM E/P!

 

See their Engagement Photos >>

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Photo Credit: RitaEarl.com and Facebook.com/RitaEarlPhotography

 

5 Feb

Pit Bull Puppy Wants to Play With 3-Legged Bloodhound

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Come on, play with me! (Photo Credit: Tastefully Offensive}

What happens when a 7-week-old puppy tries to play with an older, 3-legged bloodhound? Nothing really, but it’s still cute!

Friends come in all shapes, sizes and species. Meet a few of them at AnimalPlanet.com!

15 Jan

Pit Bull Saves Owner From A Mugging

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Champion Bartholomew Aloysius 3000, aka Champ (Photo Credit: KATV Little Rock)

It’s hard to admit that pit bulls don’t make the news often for good reasons. But when they do in this case, it’s important for us to share it.

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Meet Champion Bartholomew Aloysius 3000, or Champ for short. This 11-year-old pit bull is a hero after saving his owner Millie from a mugger. One day, Millie went out to the curb in front of her home to pick up trash when a man knocked her into the ground and demanded money. Millie screamed for Champ, who then jumped to her aid and barked at the assailant until he ran away. Champ then stayed next to his owner’s side until help arrived.

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17 Dec

Clever Marketing to Encourage Pet Adoption

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Photo from the Nebraska Humane Society.

We love what the Nebraska Humane Society is doing to encourage pet adoption. Using their Facebook page to spread the word, they've featured cats and dogs in the facility posing for cute photos and have attached witty text to share info about the available animals.

See an adorable adoption in this Pit Bulls & Parolees clip below:

The lap warmer example above is one of our favorites.

 

26 Nov

In Pit Bull News: Meet Scout, Master Balancer of Stuff on His Head

Meet Scout. He can balance just about anything on his head — and look ADORABLE.

Mom says he's about 9 years old and they've been together for five years.  He was a bit anti-social with both people and other dogs at first — but since adopting him, he's grown into a sweet, cuddly lapdop with tons of puppy friends! And apparently, plenty of other skillllllz

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22 Nov

Pit Bulls & Parolees: Saving Smokey Lonesome

 

Remember Smokey Lonesome from last week's episode? She was found in a park late at night, abandoned and hurt. Enter Tia, Tania and Perry to the rescue!

So, how is Smokey Lonesome doing now? She's back on her feet at Villalobos and enjoying spending time with her new friend Perry:

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Photo Credit: Louise Crane

Missed the episode? Watch some of the rescue here:

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