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Pit Bull Awareness Month: Dog Park Publishing Celebrates Pit Bulls and Gives Back to the Rescue Community

By Jarissa Aquinde, Positively Woof Rescue and Adoption Story Editor


Jonathan and Alisa started Dog Park Publishing in the summer of 2011 after adopting their boxer/pit bull mix, Farfel, from a Jersey City, NJ shelter. They saw how many pit bull-type dogs were in the shelter compared to any other breed. They also saw how Farfel and other pit bulls turned into safe, loving dogs if raised properly. So, they published two calendars for 2012 featuring rescued and rehabilitated pit bulls. The calendars received some good media attention ( listed it as one of their favorites) and “pit bull positive” people started following their social media

The mission of Dog Park Publishing is to showcase and celebrate dogs, pit bulls in particular, through their calendars and products as majestic, affectionate, and intelligent animals. In addition, Dog Park Publishing is doing its part to support all animal shelters and rescues. They understand that most shelters are underfunded and their staffs and volunteers work diligently for the sake of the countless animals that come through their doors each year. Their company, which advocates that all owners spay/neuter their dogs and cats, donates a percentage of the proceeds from the sale of all of our merchandise to various rescue groups across the United States.2017-calendar

Since its inception, Dog Park Publishing has donated more than $180,000 to rescues and shelters. They support more than 150 animal non-profits including:  A and S Rescue (IL), Adore-A-Bull Rescue (OH), Animal Responsibility For Fayette (MO), Atlanta Doberman Pinscher Rescue (GA), Bakersfield Pitty Crew Rescue (CA), Barks of Love Animal Rescue (CA), Bella’s Bully Buddies (MD), Blackdog All Breed Dog Rescue (IL), Blind Dog Rescue Alliance (CT), Brass City Rescue Alliance (CT), Brew City Bully Club (WI), Bullies and Buddies (CA), and Carpathia Paws, Inc. (GA).accessories-1

Farfel, a brindle bundle of furry love, is Dog Park Publishing’s mascot and inspiration. He is smart, expressive, impish and a great kisser. He loves attention, children (Jonathan and Alisa have a 3 year old at home who has pulled his tail, ears, and fur without
incident) and swimming in their

The response to Dog Park Publishing has been fantastic.  They have more than 1 million followers of Farfel on their social
media networks. They have more than 1,000 high-quality, made in the USA products available on their website, and have shipped products to all 50 states and more than 40 countries worldwide, including Singapore, Israel, Chile, and Sweden.accessories-2jewelry-1

Jonathan and Alisa believe that the vast majority of pit bull attacks can be directly traced back to human ignorance, cruelty or laziness. Their goal is to showcase and celebrate the pit bull as a majestic, affectionate and intelligent breed that is sorely misunderstood. clothing-1Follow Farfel and Dog Park Publishing on Instagram @dogparkpublishinglike them on Facebook @ittypitties and help give back to rescues and shelters by shopping their website!

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Farfy and Junior posed today wearing snoods. I think you can tell who was happy about this. Farf wanted me to remind you that there is still time to order snoods and get them for Halloween. The deadline is Wednesday. And you can use our 20% off coupon SNOOD20 on thru Wednesday at midnight. We now have snoods for four different size dogs, toddlers, children and women. Handmade, adorable and they keep you and your dog warm. #dogparkpublishing #dogsnood #toddlerfashion #dogsandpals #mybestfriend #dog #dogs #doggystyle #doggie #doggy #justadogandhisboy #doglovers #adogandhisboy #dogsandkids #snood #cute #adorable #Farfy #Farfel #pitbull #pitbulls #pitbulllover #pitbullsarefamily #dogsarefamily #love #lovabull #toocute #adorabull

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Handmade Dog Bone Medium Pottery Dog Bowl. These bright, colorful, pottery bowls are handmade by nationally recognized licensed artist, Nicole Engblom. Each bowl is 7″ in diameter and big enough for a medium pet dish or to place on a table for a catch all. In the shape of a dog’s head, with a dog bone on the rim, every bowl in painted in unique colors to bring out the adorable features of the design. #dogparkpublishing #dogbowl #pottery #handmade #dog #dogs #dog???? #dogsofinstagram #dogsofinsta #dogsofinstaworld #dogsarebetterthanpeople #dogsarethebest #dogsarefamily #dogsarethebestmedicine #ilovemydog #ilovedogs #dogslove #doglover #doglife #dognation #dogpark #dogkisses #doggy

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Although it is too late for this year’s fireworks, be prepared for any future ones with a ThunderShirt. ThunderShirt’s patented design applies a gentle, constant pressure that has a dramatic calming effect for over 80% of dogs. Like swaddling an infant, Thundershirt is recommended by thousands of veterinarians and trainers around the world. Use for thunder, fireworks, separation anxiety, car travel, problem barking, general fearfulness, reactivity, and much, much more. A positive tool that almost all dogs seem to love to wear. With no need for training or medications, most dogs respond positively within minutes of the first use. Very easy to put on and take off. Made of lightweight, machine-washable material. #dogparkpublishing #dog #dogsofinstagram #dogsofig #dogs #doggy #dogs_of_instagram #fireworks #dogslife #thundershirt #doggie #doggies #doggieselfie #dogsagram #dogsareawesome #dogsaremytherapy #dogsarelove

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