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I Believe In Responsible Dog Ownership

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 329 People

    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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    Yeah

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It feels so good to let a dog do this!
    Iluvdiapers2123 Iluvdiapers2123 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I believe the only point is rebelling against the pointlessness of life!
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    I used to like cats, figuring they were better, easier than dogs. But my wife is allergic to them - badly in fact, so we had no pets.Then one day she tells me that her son was...
    tjw747 tjw747 46-50, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    LuvinKitty LuvinKitty 51-55, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    At least once or twice during our walk, my dog comes across an irresistible spot. A spot so rich in whatever it is that a dogs nose finds valuable, that the dog stops on a dime...
    AgentSeven AgentSeven 46-50, M 11 hrs ago

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    felicia123angel felicia123angel 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    So right now I have my two little dogs, a terrier/poodle mix and a possible shiba inu mix. And our big dog, a Great Dane/blue tick coonhound mix and oh yeah, her 16 3 week old...
    Env06 Env06 26-30, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I think that there are many different forms of love, and you can have been in love with several people in your lifetime, but it's important to note that each love is uniquely...
    Cheemoni Cheemoni 46-50, M 15 hrs ago

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    So my family owns a newfoundland dog (which is pretty big and fluffy too :) ) I also happen to have pretty big feet and I like to get outside with my dog in the backyard. (we have...
    DomoLomo DomoLomo 16-17, M 19 hrs ago

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    My brother was hitting me. Not for real though, he was just doing it to elicit a reaction from my dog and it was the best. cause my dog growled at him. but since he was a house...
    chucku45 chucku45 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    My belief system regarding paranormal entities: a mini guide for the paranormal enthusiast21 Basic Points to Keep In Mind When Dealing With the Paranormal1. Paranormal entities are...
    shaandar shaandar 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Like...why do dogs get so much respect? All they are is a smelly, dirty, rotten creatures. My family loves their dogs more than they love me. I'm my opinion, dogs are the worst...
    Sicgoat173 Sicgoat173 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    It Isn't Actually My Dog.Its My Mother's Friend Dog She Is A Caucasian Shepherd Dog She Very Lovely And Friendly She Becomes Very Happy When She Sees Me Because I Always Take Her...
    Leadslotru Leadslotru 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    Ive had Fritos since he was 9 months old, a gift from my boyfriend. His name is the name he came with from the shelter. He runs to the door with his leash ready to always go on a...
    Rmasters1 Rmasters1 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    churinga churinga 70+, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Everyone has a right to defend themselves if need be, so I support the idea that guns ownership is a right. But I also don't believe that everyone should have a gun; simply put, if...
    NTDenmark NTDenmark 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Online only I am a cop and I pull you over for speeding. When you give me aa hard time I ask you to get out of the car. When you get out of the car you smirk comparing my small 5'2...
    Addiex Addiex 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I TEND TOWARDS THE SHY MORE THAN THE OUTGOING. Same when I chose our first dog 14 years ago. I am fundamentally a shy and ritiring man that just prefers living on the outskirts of...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome 46-50, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have a service dog for my psychiatric disorder. She's a cute Chihuahua and people can't tell I have this disorder just by looking at me. My family knows how much my Matilda helps...
    matildamarie matildamarie 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    A DOG THAT CAN READ - www.thedoctorstv.com/videos/can-you-teach-your-dog-to-read
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 a week ago

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    There are several good traits that American mastiffs have that would make anyone want to adopt one into their home. On the other hand, these proud dogs aren't just for anyone. So...
    crodrick68 crodrick68 41-45, M Jan 29

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    Lessons learned. Do not ride your bike to your introduction meeting when looking to adopt a dog. I didn't even give it a second thought, as i rode up to the little park where you...
    jackfrost09 jackfrost09 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    (cw: self-harm) My dog is a 10-year old stray we found on the street one day. The vet said her left eye was popped and that she was a victim of animal abuse. On the first few days...
    chloeprice chloeprice 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28