Oscar


American Pit Bull Terrier
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Home:Ypsilanti, MI  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 11 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
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 Intelligence 
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 Friendliness 
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 Playfulness 
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 Disposition 
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Quick Bio:
-dog rescue

Likes:
Meeting new people, but he's also happy to hang out in front of the TV

Pet-Peeves:
People who don't like him (especially when they think he's vicious)

Favorite Toy:
Tennis balls and Garbage Cans

Favorite Food:
Pizza, Corned Beef

Favorite Walk:
Anywhere with people to greet; a fountain or lake is a bonus

Best Tricks:
Stealing the pillow at night, Giving Kisses

Arrival Story:
Oscar was found in a garbage (thus named after everyone's favorite trash-loving Sesame Street character). He was taken to the humane society, but they couldn't adopt him out due to his breed. Luckily, there was a friendly rescue group that took him in. He was finally adopted by a woman who was new to the world of dog ownership and pit bulls, but loved Oscar enough to learn the ropes.

Bio:
Oscar is the star of a book! Well, it hasn't been published yet, but his Dogster friends will be among the first to know once he finds a publisher. His book is a story about the challenges of owning a pit bull, facing the threats of prejudice and breed bans, and the commitment of his owner to stick with him through it all. You can find out more at www.stephaniefeldstein.com

Forums Motto:
When in doubt, act like a clown.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
February 24th 2007 More than 7 years!

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Dogster Id:
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Living with the Bull


Check out the new blog!

December 1st 2009 1:56 pm
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We're writing on a new blog about all kinds of animal welfare issues (with a special interest in pit bulls and rescue, of course).

So, if you're interested in dogs, cats, and other creatures, check us out at:
http://animalwelfare.change.org/

 

Chemical-Flavored Chew Toys? Ewww.

September 20th 2009 3:47 pm
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Some friends of mine just tested a bunch of dog and cat stuff for toxic chemicals...and unfortunately, they found plenty of bad news. Nearly half of the collars and half of the doggie tennis balls (but not the ones from sports stores) had detectable levels of lead. Lots of the other toys and beds had chemicals, too.

There have been recalls for human toys, but at least they have some regulations. There are no standards to make sure we're not surrounded by toxic chemicals!

Luckily, HealthyStuff.org is trying to change that. Look up your favorite things to see how they rank...then go to the Take Action part of the website and tell your legislators and the manufacturers to start protecting the furry members of the family, too!

 

Why is there a book about me?

March 17th 2007 7:57 am
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My mom posted a video on her blog about breed specific legislation (BSL), which are the laws that are passed that ban pit bulls, like me, or make our owners jump through unfair hoops to keep us.

This video does a pretty good job of expressing why my mom wrote a novel about me - so people would understand that pit bulls are lovable dogs who are parts of families just like yours, and we don't deserve to be discriminated against.

Check it out on her blog (scroll down...it's the post after the muppet video!):
http://www.stephaniefeldstein.com/myblog/

P.S. We're working on finding an agent for the novel...we'll continue to keep you all posted!

 
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