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Resources  and  Articles

From the Magazine

  • All Dogs Are Equal

    Scientists, animal control officers and even some insurance companies agree--physical appearance is no basis for dog discrimination. Recent studies are unraveling the faulty logic behind breed-specific legislation and turning breed prejudice on its (big, blocky) head.

  • Finding Homes for High-Energy Dogs

    Connecting high-energy dogs with families interested in performance sports.

  • Decoding Dog Play

    Learning to read the signs of dog-to-dog interaction help shelters and rescues make more responsible placements.

  • Raise the Roof

    Although not always able to move pets into ideal conditions, a central Virginia group makes a tangible difference in the lives of outdoor dogs by providing quality dog houses, lightweight tethers, and suitable food and water bowls.

  • Mouthpieces: Your Dog Belongs at the Foot of Your Bed, Not in the Bed of Your Truck

    This reproducible poster alerts people to the dangers of allowing their dog to ride in the bed of a pickup truck and encourages them to let their furry friend ride in the cab instead.

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Policies & Programs

  • Dogfighting Rescue Coalition

    The HSUS' Dogfighting Rescue Coalition is dedicated to giving every dog rescued from dogfighting busts a chance at a new life. They depend on shelters and rescue groups who are willing to partner with them and take these dogs into their programs and find proper placements for them.


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