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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.
“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.
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.
A look at 11 Atlanta pet owners and their very best fuzzy, feathered, and scaly friends—including the winner of our Pet Cover Contest.
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.
I didn’t want a new dog. Then my wife Mary Jo brought home Crash.
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.