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Last updateSun, 14 Jan 2018 3pm

PBLN Partner Sites

Throughout our websites you'll see "Updates from the PBLN Network" and links to "PBLN Network" sites. These sites include our own sites—Pit Bulletin Legal News, Pit Bulletin Legal News Radio, and Dangerous Dog Law—as well as several partner sites. We've chosen to include links to, and RSS feeds from, our partners because they publish content that is factual and thought-provoking.

toellnerKC DOG BLOG

Unofficial Watchdog on Animal Welfare Issues

Brent Toellner has been writing KC Dog Blog for six years, focusing on breed-specific and no-kill issues around the country. Brent began his animal advocacy work as a rescuer, but quickly turned his efforts toward advocacy as a founding member of the KC Dog Advocates. Brent is currently the President of the KC Pet Project, a Kansas City area group that is managing the city animal shelter in efforts to make it an open admission, No Kill shelter.


Beyond Breed (c) Kim Wolf

Beyond Breed

Because Every Dog Is Unique, and They Are All Dogs

Kim Wolf has worked at the Pennsylvania SPCA, Animal Farm Foundation, and Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program at the University of Florida. Currently she resides in New York City. Beyond Breed has grown from a blog to a non-profit organization, focusing not only on “changing perceptions” of pit bull dogs, but going into the community to provide direct support to the many people who already own pit bulls through the “Ruff Riders” project.


StopBSL.orgStop BSL

Stop BSL seeks to halt discriminatory, ineffective, unsafe legislation; to educate the public about safe and humane treatment of dogs; to encourage responsible dog ownership; to make communities safer through education and non-breed-specific measures; and to enhance public communication and knowledge by providing a single point for access to news about breed-specific legislation and similar activities.

Please see the Stop BSL Facebook page for current BSL alerts.


John with ChloeDog Law Reporter

Reflections on the Society of Dogs and Men

The Dog Law Reporter is the work of John Ensminger. Mr. Ensminger is an attorney and member of the bars of the State of New York and the United States Supreme Court. His latest book is Police and Military Dogs: Criminal Detection, Forensic Evidence and Judicial Admissibility. He has also published work on Service and Therapy Dogs in American Society; Money Laundering, Terrorism, and Financial Institutions; and had made contributions on canine legal and scientific issues to the Journal of Forensic Sciences, The Journal of Veterinary Behavior, and to other legal publications. John is a Contributing Editor of the Animal Legal & Historical Center of the Michigan State University College of Law.


crosbyCanine Aggression Issues with Jim Crosby

Jim Crosby, CBCC-KA, consults with animal control and law enforcement authorities on serious and fatal dog attacks, combining crime scene investigation, detailed interviews, and dog evaluation to give a detailed behavioral analysis of the incident. He is a professional dog trainer, retired police lieutenant from the Jacksonville, Florida sheriff's office, and former Animal Control Division Manager.


Yvette Van VeenAwesome Dogs

Dog News and Views for Pets and their People

The Awesome Dogs blog is written by Yvette Van Veen, dog trainer and pet columnist for the Toronto Star. You can learn more about her work at awesomedogs.ca. Yvette offers her advice and perspective on dog training and behavior every week on our radio program.


Pinups for Pitbulls logoPinups for Pitbulls

Pinups for Pitbulls (PFPB) was founded by Deirdre ‘Little Darling’ Franklin. Deirdre was tired of finding that so-called rescues and shelters were euthanizing healthy, friendly, and adoptable animals due to their alleged “breed,” and so she utilized her background in modeling and education in fine arts to create a calendar like no other. PFPB volunteers also work tirelessly to educate people about the history, temperament, and plight of the pit bull-type dog; raise awareness to rally against Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) and Breed Discriminatory Laws (BDL). PFPB has been able to host educational seminars, community outreach initiatives, and fund-raising events throughout the United States.

What We're Reading Now

Summer Reading

wolfcalledromeoA Wolf Called Romeo—a wolf who loves dogs, Oogy—the bio of a badly injured pup, and One Good Dog, a novel from the perspective of a fighting dog.

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