My name is Mishka. In Russian, Mishka means a cute and cuddly little bear, and my humans tell me I am just that! I wiggle... more
In 2006, the Human Society of the United States launched a program called End Dog Fighting Now, that used a multi-pronged approach—community outreach, Pit Bull Training Team classes, the Canines & Communities humane education curriculum, and law enforcement partnerships—to help divert at-risk youth from dog fighting. Ring Dog Rescue launched a similar program to the Highland Park Community of Richmond, VA in June 2012.
Our program focused on basic dog training, dog handling, and a few tricks! The main focus of the program was to improve the bond between dog and owner while working toward earning their Canine Good Citizen certification through the American Kennel Club. This approach was twofold; the first being to help dispel the myth that pit bull breeds are unsavory dogs, and the second to help owners promote breed ambassadors. We are pleased to announce that 6 out of the 7 canine participants earned their Canine Good Citizen Certification! Ring Dog Rescue also provided the participants with appropriate collars and leashes, vaccinations, dog food, crates, and various other give-aways.