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Bronwen Dickey Pit Bull

Fear, loathing, and the mythology of the pit bull: Bronwen Dickey on America’s most divisive dog

If you think you know pit bulls, think again. In Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon, Bronwen Dickey explores humankind’s relationship with the dog that’s been, at various times, abused, coveted, maligned, celebrated, and, in almost a thousand communities throughout the United States, banned.
Exotic animals

Does Georgia need to tighten the leash on exotic animals?

“You can’t have them as a pet, and you can’t keep them in your home. But like any laws or regulations, people bend them, and an exotic animal can become a pet when we’re not looking,” said Lieutenant Wayne Hubbard, head of the DNR division responsible for deciding who can own exotic animals.

5 unique nonprofits working for Atlanta animals

Looking for animal-related volunteer opportunities? These Atlanta organizations help out pets and people alike.
Pets

How to commission a pet portrait, find a lost dog, and more

Learn how to commission a pet portrait, create a pet-friendly yard, board a pet while you're on vacation, get a dog DNA test, and more.

7 pet-friendly restaurants and hotels in Atlanta

Want to take your pet with you on the go? Here's a few Atlanta hotels and restaurants where furry friends are welcome guests.

Faithful Friends: 11 Atlantans on why they love their pets

A look at 11 Atlanta pet owners and their very best fuzzy, feathered, and scaly friends—including the winner of our Pet Cover Contest.

What it’s like inside a cat show, a veterinary ER, and more

We spoke to Georgians with a variety of pet-related jobs about their day-to-day, including a ER veterinarian, a pet detective, a trainer, and more.

7 great metro Atlanta dog parks

Take your pup out for a day at the park at one of these seven metro Atlanta spots
Crash

Saying goodbye to Crash, the Greatest Dog Who Ever Lived

I didn’t want a new dog. Then my wife Mary Jo brought home Crash.
Pets

Why are we so crazy about our pets? Science.

Like parents of small children, though, pet owners are quick to explain, “If you have one, it’s all worth it.” And scientifically speaking, they’re right. Beyond the subjective—he’s so funny, he’s so sweet, he’s my best friend—there’s plenty of evidence that owning a pet is good for you, physically, psychologically, and socially.

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