mizu5 saidBut isn't that a bit... I mean.. preachy?
I really don't give a shit if it sounds "preachy." The dogs who are going to get killed tomorrow probably don't give a damn if this message sounds "preachy." They just want to live.
What about people who have a specific type of dog they want?
If by "specific" you mean color, appearance, etc, I'd say they're too shallow to have a dog. They obviously care only about how the animal will make them look to their friends, and not about the welfare of the dog.
I mean, We wanted a dog that would be medium sized and friendly, so we went with a cockapoo.
So you're telling me you checked your local shelter and you couldn't find a medium sized friendly dog? Bullshit.
My family didn't have the time to take in an abused, ro englected animal. And as a child, my parents weren't going to deal with the diea that my brother or I mgiht eb harmed. We looked into adoption, but it's not always an option/.
What??? You know NOTHING about dogs or shelters. Dogs with the SLIGHTEST propensity for biting are euthanized before they even make it to a kennel. Face it. You wanted a toy dog that required no commitment or work on your part, even if it adds to the suffering of other dogs. Shelter dogs are well known for the gratefulness after being adopted. And yes, dogs do show gratitude.
It's a lot of work, and you mgiht end up with a nasty animal.
You ignorance about dogs is astounding. You're more likely to wind up with a handful of problems with a purebred dog than a mutt. This is documented!
NOW I'm pro adoption. My cat I adopted. I am adopted lol.
But at the same time, a perosn who wants an animal or pet is doing this for themselves, to make themselves happier, so why not get to get what YOU want?
Once again, your comments reek of selfishness. Because it shouldn't be all about YOU. This is a life, not a toy. You should want to do what's best for the animal, not just YOU.
I agree it's terrible, and I ahte the diea of animal cruelty, but adoption is not an option for ltos of people. And puppies/kittens go fast, it's not so likely to get one, wo yuo end up having to train, or un-train many animals, and deal, sometimes, wth months or years of unpredicaable and sad, behaviour
Don't give me that crap about having to "untrain" an animal. It's absolute bullshit. My job was to socialize the animals, teach them basic commands and anything else that would make them more adoptable. I have trained (with no experience) every single dog in that shelter. Dogs are pack animals and are born with a great desire to please their leader.
It's attitudes like this that makes me wonder if the senseless killing of dogs and cats will ever stop. * S i g h *
Well congrats. Because somehow NOEN of my friends have magaed that feat! No one I know who has adopted a dog has had a mentally helathy one. Always terrified of everything, or overly aggressive. you msut have a magic touch. Even my family in okkaohma, breeders of horses and dogs, agree with me, and not for their financial benefit. I wouldn't BUY a dog form them.
And attidues liek this? I am PRO adoption, it's jsut not always an option. And you can't argue there is irrefutable proof that it is difficult to socialize and abused animal. You get WARNED that when you. It might take logner for them to come around, they may enver be super friendly, and some come home sick.
Plus, what if I want a cockapoo or a golden retriever, and they enver have them in the shelter near me? I jsut shouldnt get a dog because I'm notsaving a life?
Do you tell people ont to have children also?
Because I'm adopted, and lots of us get ducked over in the system. Group homes, abusive stays at temporary houses where all you are is a cash cow.
WHile it's dandy you adopt tons of dogs and save tons of lives, it's not for everyone, and it's unfair to say it is.
You act like there is NO difference between a dog form a shelter and adog form a breeder or pet store. There is, and you cannot tell me there isn't, it's ridiculous.