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Pet Adoptions And Looking At Animal Shelters

The Sunday morning news covers pet adoptions and local animal shelter stories.

Yes I want a house and garden and animals! Still aspiring...

Today I'm trying to get back in the swing of things. I am still updating old blogs and now need to back up a Wordpress site (am seeking help will pay!) and then will update to a new Wordpress version which is mobile friendly etc etc.

I remembered with a sniff or two looking up pets for adoption after a friend's dog was eaten by a coyote. But that dog owner found a cutie dog within a few weeks.

It was interesting looking at the city shelters and observing the following.

In six local animal shelters 90+% of the dogs are pit bulls or mixes. About another 5% are chihuahuas.

The private shelters claim that the city shelters have an 85% euthanasia rate. So in the listings of 350 dogs I'm seeing 15% of the dogs that go in those.

I can get behind the new local requirements to neuter all pit bulls. Try and tell me people 90% don't want them! They are just a nice idea. Same with chihuahuas, which over populate the shelters thanks to Paris Hilton a few years ago.

I have to stay off those animal shelter sites. I want a farm . I want trainers and helpers. Oh yeah, I guess a platoon of poop scoopers. I want all those dogs. ALL. OF. THEM.


Image Credit » http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dog_at_shelter.jpg is the phoo source.

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chrisandmark wrote on August 2, 2015, 6:22 PM

I read things like 'my friends dog was eaten by a coyote' and thank my lucky stars mum and dad didn't keep me in the US too long! (Joking of course, it's a beautiful country - even with wild animals that can eat your pets...) emoticon :smile:

DWDavisRSL wrote on August 2, 2015, 7:05 PM

Too many people get a dog that is not right for them, or that shouldn't have a dog at all. Pit Bulls are a victim of their reputation for making their owners look tough and all gangsta. And they've been over bred and cross bred by people who have no idea what they're doing genetically.

wolfgirl569 wrote on August 2, 2015, 7:27 PM

It is sad how many pit bulls are out there and then people just keep breeding more. That is mostly what is at our local dog pound also. I even wonder how many left their friend there after it got loose and simply went out to get a new puppy. Thus encouraging another litter to be bred for. I am for people being able to breed their dogs but please use some common sense about it. Sadly in my area I think the spay neuter rule they put on the pits slowed the adoptions down more. But that also tells me what the people wanted them for.

cheri wrote on August 2, 2015, 9:29 PM

I do salute these kinds of people who have concern about the welfare of the animals. May their tribe increase!

CoralLevang wrote on August 5, 2015, 1:53 PM

I love chihuahuas, but I grew up with them and toy poodles. I had my first mixed breed when I was an adult. I also had a chihuahua as an adult. I miss my dogs. I've been thinking of getting another.

seren3 wrote on August 9, 2015, 1:01 PM

DWDavisRSL I believe the pit bull debate will never end! It's too bad no one is breeding them down into gentler beasts...

seren3 wrote on August 9, 2015, 1:10 PM

CoralLevang I'd love to have a small dog - when I reach my goal of working from home, I will go see what's at the shelter!

Shellyann36 wrote on August 11, 2015, 1:52 AM

Shelter dogs are wonderful. I do hope you find the right pet at the right time for you!