"If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went"~Will Rogers

Cheeky Quotes

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Adopting a rescue dog

When you adopt a rescue dog, you are also adopting a dog with a past. Adopters rely on the rescue group to disclose the dogs behavior and other pertinent information. However with Pitbulls, due to the high amount of dogs up for adoption that have had aggression issues in the past, you can't be guaranteed that the dogs past will openly be disclosed. Again expect the unexpected. I think that's why I've always been a pessimist...I'm never disappointed then.
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120401/METRO/204010323/1409/metro/Rescued-pit-bull-mauled-six-year-old-Rochester-Hills-girl-police-say

Now here is a comment from that article:
Ive raised pitbull terriers for 31 years and rehabilitate dozen of dogs that had been used by dog fighters not one time over those 31 years has a pitbull bit me but i have been bit twice over that span by two different German shepherds so your uneducated opinion is way off Don as for you other pit haters in the 70s it was dobermans in the 80s it was German shepherds in the 90s it was rottweilers now its pitbulls when are you animal ignorant people going to blame the humans who fail to train and control their animals?
"Never ban breeds. Accidents happen. Who knows what that dog went through before being adopted and who knows what the kid did. Maybe she provoked it."
"Pit bulls...lovely pets with a much better temperament around kids and adults then lets say...a Yorkie."
There's the usual pitbull words, "ignorant" and "uneducated" besides of course blaming the owner. The usual "accidents happen' which implies acceptance of attacks and the usual comparison of a Pitbull to a small dog. Remember, you are responsible and will be blamed if something happens.