Funding From Sochi Billionaire Helps Save Strays

It may not look like much, but Sochi's new makeshift animal shelter is a beacon of hope for the city's stray dogs. When word got out that a pest removal company had been hired to eliminate Sochi's extensive stray dog population, animal lovers and activists around the world were outraged. A Russian billionaire was so Read More

Funding

Funding VSF is proud to announce a strategic partnership with Victoria Stilwell Enterprises, LLC which ensures that a portion of all proceeds from Victoria’s products and services are donated to the Foundation. Donations Support the Victoria Stilwell Foundation by making a tax-deductible donation. 100% of all proceeds go to help support canine assistance and positive Read More

How and Why to Adopt a Senior Pet

The ageism that causes seniors to be passed over is a prejudice without merit, as oftentimes it’s the older dog that is best suited for a happy household and a lasting marriage of dog and family. Here’s why...

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Official Press Release: State Farm® and Victoria Stilwell Educate Children about Being K9 Safe and Smart

How Fate Reunited Two Death Row Dogs

Positively Contributor Alex Andes tells the amazing story of how a stroke of luck reunited two dogs that bonded amid the chaos of a high-kill shelter.

One Month, Two Great Losses in Veterinary Behavior

Dr. Sophia Yin, an applied animal behaviorist, was one of the first to join my public outcry of a popular dog trainer's emphasis on forceful, aversive dog training as well as conveying misleading messages regarding dog behavior. Yin was never afraid to speak her him, particularly if animals benefited.

Attending a Dogfight Now a Federal Crime

It may seem like a small step, but the implications of the newly passed Farm Bill will be far-reaching in the world of animal rights. Hosting any form of an animal fight has long been a federal crime, but it is now illegal to attend or bring a child to such a fight. Before the passage of Read More

Breed Specific Legislation

Breed-specific legislation is being proposed and enacted all over the world, and targets so-called 'aggressive breeds.' German Shepherds, Rottweilers, and pit bull type dogs are common victims of this discriminatory and ineffective legislation. Why Doesn’t BSL Work? Banning specific breeds fails to get to the root of the dog bite problem—irresponsible ownership. Any dog can Read More

“We Ride to Provide” Honors a Special Type of Hero

They're the silent heroes, keeping us safe day in and day out without complaint, protest, or even a paycheck. They often die just as quietly, with no one but their handler to remember their service and their sacrifice. These special heroes are Police K-9s, and one Georgia-based organization is determined to give them the recognition Read More

Dog Bite Prevention & Awareness Conferences

The Dog Bite Prevention and Awareness Conference presented by VSPDT (DBC) is a one or two-day multi-speaker seminar designed for and open to all animal industry professionals, child educators, shelter workers, medical professionals, first responders, police  and animal control officers, lawyers, lawmakers, public safety professionals,  delivery personnel, trainers and dog lovers. The DBC is a Read More

Lennox Update – Statement from Sarah Fisher

In a few days Lennox is scheduled to be destroyed.  More and more people are calling for his release and we can only hope that somehow this might happen.  There have been numerous legitimate offers from sanctuaries in Southern Ireland and the United States willing to take Lennox, with the knowledge and funding to do Read More

Why Most Families Should Not Breed Dogs

Breeding dogs for kids to witness the miracle of birth can backfire in many ways. In addition to contributing to pet overpopulation see what other unwanted messages it may unwittingly teach.

Pets Predicting Earthquakes?

With the recent devastating earthquakes that have hit Indonesia, China, and, most recently and destructively, Haiti, many people are wondering, aren't there any earthquake detection systems around? Well, over 3 decades ago, one was proposed to exist. Haicheng, China, 1975. A massive earthquake hits. Buildings are demolished, roads destroyed, but thanks to an evacuation several Read More

Victoria Stilwell Foundation

“Helping Dogs Help People” The Victoria Stilwell Foundation is a national non-profit charitable organization established by dog trainer Victoria Stilwell to support assistance dog organizations and smaller rescue shelters while promoting her core positive reinforcement dog training philosophies. The Foundation’s core purpose is to provide financial assistance and canine behavior expertise to organizations devoted to Read More