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I Believe In Responsible Dog Ownership

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 328 People

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    Honestly, why have a dog if you're not going to take care of it? Dogs are completely dependent on their owners. You need to love, feed/water, bathe, walk, house, and groom them. You need to take them to the doctor too. They're like children. Most dogs with...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 14 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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    Deafmute Neighbor

    I believe you must love your dog. Nieghbor chain his to running wire. I feed my dog. Neighbor's ribs are constantly showing. I look why my dog barks. Idiot opposite the street sit in front of tv, deaf to his mutt's noise. My dog does not roam the streets. Moron nextdoor's...
    ryksteman ryksteman 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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    Congratulations On Becoming A Parent, Please Read This!

    Now that you have a creature on four pawss, there are some things you should know: 1. A dog has a soul, therefore do not treat it like a fence post. 2. Dogs can feel pain, they may not be able to tell you that all the time, but they do. 3. You may not believe this, but your son...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    Today I was walking my dog (Staffordshire Bull

    Terrier) in the park and a Pitbull approached us, dived on my dog as was very aggressive. I panicked and kicked the dog on the chest. I took my Indie home and called the ranger. I went back to the dog with a leash and waited for the ranger. Whilst I was waited, I noticed that...
    rywilk98 rywilk98 16-17, M Apr 20

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    Part Of The Family

    Most of the dogs that I have had were rescue animals. The most recent two were a Saint Bernard Pyrenees mix, and an Alaskan Husky. The Saint Bernard was abandoned at a bar. She had obviously been recently nursing puppies, because her nipples were swollen from lactation. It was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 3, 2011

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    Love Them

    I truly believe everyone who owns a pet should be responsible for their care. Pets should be taken care of like we take care of our children. They look to us for love and care and put their trust in us to protect them. They should be treated like a member of the family. They...
    RESCUE RESCUE 61-65, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2008

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    I Am a Dog.

    I am a dog. I am a living, breathing animal. I feel pain, joy, love, fear and pleasure. I am not a thing. If I am hit--I will bruise, I will bleed, I will break, I will feel pain. I am not a thing. I am a dog. I enjoy playtime. walk time, but more than anything....I want nothing...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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    Be True.

    If you want a dog please make sure you can look after him first he also have feelings. xxx
    natashatjie natashatjie 26-30, F Jun 10, 2013

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    Adopting Dogs

    I do believe in Responsible dog ownership which is why I will not adopt a dog even though I would really like to have a friend at home. Currently I live in an apartment and I am on a limited income. I also travel a bit and there really isn't anybody who is capable of looking...
    keepingwarm keepingwarm 31-35 2 Responses Jan 29, 2009

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    Avoiding Dog Owner Heartbreaks

     Last wk I had to go to the vet to take our Rott pup in for his well puppy check up. I hadn't been there long when a lady came in crying hysterically holding her small dog that looked like it had been put through a meat grinder. As our vet...
    betchaboots betchaboots 41-45, F 11 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    I believe no matter what

    if you have your dog at home or not your dog should have what he/she may need. You should in my opinion have things a lot like when you have a baby you should be carrying anything you know the dog will need just in case something happens and you cant get home. If you have a...
    midnight424 midnight424 18-21, F Mar 13, 2014

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    Responsible Dog Owners!

    A dog is a member ot the family! it breaks my heart to! when i see anyone, neglecting a dog, or any animal come to that! I take my, (was my daughter's dog) for walks and i can honestly say! "the praise i have had off, the neighbours", as they say i seem to be the only one who...
    welshbabe welshbabe 46-50, F 19 Responses Feb 22, 2011

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    All Pets

    It is another life. I do not know what they can feel. Sience says they can't love because they are missing that part of their brain, but i know they can feel some type of pain, and they cant protect themselves like we can. If you get a pet you should take care of it. You may...
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 17, 2010

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    Keep Your Dog Off My Yard

    I live in a new sub division.  It is a middle to upper middle class neighborhood.  I have a corner lot and an invisible fence around my yard to keep my dogs in. I have three great danes.  I take them for walks around the neighborhood.  On my walks they...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 10 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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    The Avatar Picture

    I joined this group because the dog in the group avatar looks just like my dog. We have a black and brown medium hair Duschund.
    hey123you hey123you 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 4, 2011

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    Be Responsible For Your Puppy

    Being a dog owner takes a lot of responsibility and requires major commitment to an animal that may live 15 years or so.  This should not be taken lightly. When your dog misbehaves, you can’t just trade him in. If he gets sick, you have to take care of...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 26 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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    For some reason...I'm totally capable of love and loving people who do not return it. I can give and give and give love...even when I feel like I have nothing left to give, I...
    ERMAHGERD1 ERMAHGERD1 22-25, F 1 Response 13 mins ago

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    It seems like an indirect insult to the many people who don't have food or shelter. I decided to get a dog to solve the solution of my depression and loneliness. Now if I end up on...
    Noology19 Noology19 26-30 57 mins ago

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    I miss my Renny Benny.  He is 3 years old.  I had to take him to the pet shelter today because he became too much to handle.  I have two other minature pinschers...
    ChelleChelle81 ChelleChelle81 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    My dog has been missing for two weeks now and have looked everywhere, made flyers, searched at lost and found animal rescue shelters and posted ads online to find my lost dog...
    Cheekey01 Cheekey01 31-35, F 8 hrs ago

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    I think we need to make a distinction between seriousness and maturity. A person that is very serious is not always a mature person, it's just someone who takes life very...
    Apollyon666 Apollyon666 41-45, M 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    We were just on vacation at the beach, and we were in the water relaxing. Someone went by walking a dog, and both the dog and the person were happy. Then my mother in law, who was...
    kcyata kcyata 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    Happy dog day to all you dog owners/dog lovers!
    mustlovedogs99 mustlovedogs99 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    My dad died just yesterday. I have been listening to music, watching Netflix and sleeping today. Not long ago the reality that I will never see my dad again overwhelmed me and I...
    amazingdream amazingdream 46-50, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love exploring abandoned homes. Especially old farm homes and shacks in the country. I came across an old stone farm house, it was very beautiful with several acres of land and a...
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F 13 Responses 3 days ago

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    My dog is a great companion and I feel really fortunate to have him. I got him almost five years ago when he was just ten weeks of age. He was a feisty little guy even when I first...
    MrsKat78 MrsKat78 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    At my uncles house one very hot summer (about 100 degrees), me and a friend were house-sitting while my uncle was spending the weekend at the Colorado River with several co-workers...
    evilsurvivor666 evilsurvivor666 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm tired! I'm tired of always taking care of everybody. I've got 1 younger brother, and my parents are divorced. It's actually frustrating when you have divorced parents, we live...
    Livetillmadness Livetillmadness 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I really loathe people who mistreat animals and because of that no animal My survives here because the damn neighbors give poison to them, then I must be especially careful if I...
    000Thallensjaan 000Thallensjaan 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    He's a wolf-dog. Half husky, half wolf. People are afraid of him when they first see him since he resembles a wolf more than a husky, but they warm up to him quick. I'm surprised...
    4thGeneration 4thGeneration 22-25, M 13 Responses 5 days ago

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    Saw a great quote. The more I get to know some people, the more I like dogs. Ain't that the truth.
    lookin4sumthin lookin4sumthin 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It was a warm sultry night….. Everyone in the family was asleep and both the dogs were also snuggled in their favorite corners. Suddenly the door bell rang….. It was...
    Jonaki1 Jonaki1 56-60, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I'm afraid. I was cleaning up after my puppy this morning. Knowing how much I love him and how much he means to me, I knew he was having diarrhea, but had no means of taking him...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F a week ago

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    I love dogs, they make better companions then most humans. They love unconditionally, stay loyal and don't talk back (besides in the cute way). Dogs are the best! Well, dogs and...
    GoldenHeart69 GoldenHeart69 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    So this happened a few months back when I was living in my boyfriends parents house. All day I was feeling really uneasy and didn't really know why, I just had this strange feeling...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I live with my parents so I can't have dogs. I want one so so badly. I'm not the type of girl who's like I neeeed a boyfriend, but I really would need a boyfriend if I had a dog. I...
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY 22-25, F Aug 19

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    I have an 8 year old Havanese named Molly. She is really smart and intuitive. She loves hugs and knows a ton of tricks. She was almost two when we got our Shitzu named Kodi. She...
    iamnottheonlyone iamnottheonlyone 36-40, F Aug 19

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    Today is my precious baby girl's birthday. She was born August 18th 2000. So she'd be 15 today ! My parents picked me up from school early on October 31st 2000, told me I was...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    So I just got home from walking my dog, it's 23.20 pm here. As I looked up at the clear night sky filled with stars I saw a big, 3-4 times the size of a bright star, what could...
    LoveUnite LoveUnite 26-30, F Aug 18

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    I had 2 puppies. They both have been seized by the police because they thought my dogs looked "dangerous". I could understand why they took my first dog because I didn't have the...
    deniz97 deniz97 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I like all dogs, but Scooby doo is jus too cool for school, I like big dogs! if you cant hang with the big dogs, then get off the porch!!!
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 Aug 18

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    I get home and this complete and utter idiot is the first thing that greets me, it's brilliant. He gets so happy and starts chasing his tail and stuff, before presenting me with...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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