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I Believe In Responsible Dog Ownership

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 301 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 8 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 1 Response 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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    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 3 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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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 12 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 8 Responses Jan 27, 2009

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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 21 Responses Feb 22, 2011

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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 16-17, F Mar 13

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I believe that dogs are a man's (or woman's) best friend. There is simply no other creature that will hunt with you/for you, cuddle with you, keep all your secrets, wake you up...
    mcatH2O mcatH2O 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    And I love him to bits. For years I have been looking at photos of dogs and wished I could one day get the opportunity to own one. From the age of 7 I had been asking dad on a...
    bornand4gotten bornand4gotten 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    My dad won't let me get a dog. ;__; pls give me some suggestions on how to get one with him letting me keep it- my mum and bro want one too, but he's the 'boss' of the house I...
    Docdaughter1 Docdaughter1 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    This is my dog, he is a siberian husky called Blizzard or blizz for short :) he has a bad failing heart and a short life so we spoil him and love him with everything we've got to...
    oxzymoron oxzymoron 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    There three types of people pertaining to dogs in our place. 1. The ones that love and take care of them 2. The ones that gets them as a pup but latter leaves them alone or let...
    kyrielee kyrielee 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I saved my neighbor's dog that had a broken leg and couldn't swim. I feel so good :)
    WhosChaos WhosChaos 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    My dog is under the assumption my face needed attacked with kisses
    TheAmazingSpiderJoe TheAmazingSpiderJoe 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I had a tumultuous childhood and probably should have not even survived several times except by some sort of miracle, or paranormal influence. Every home I went to, there always...
    dannygirl89 dannygirl89 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    Three year old miracle girl found alive after 11 days in Siberian taiga - thanks to her puppy: Her dog saved her by caring for Karina for nine days then returning home and guiding...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 13

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    Ever have a best friend that walks of all fours? Well, ever had to get rid of that best friend? This is my experience... I have an amazing, crazy, fun, loving, sweet best friend...
    MacinNoelle MacinNoelle 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    Well I believe that Their has to be a after life after Death, we can't just die and that's it, were gone for good. I Believe in God because he is the Lord of Love, he loves us all...
    MaryBek MaryBek 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I am twelve and I have believed in god since about two years ago. Then I started to question things. I also took adv biology last year and we learned sines tuff about how the earth...
    Dev4444 Dev4444 13-15, F 12 Responses Aug 3

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    How do you know if someone really believes in God? Not by what they say, but by what they do. When Moses announced a hailstorm, the Egyptians who believed in God rushed to get...
    brinahU brinahU 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I don't believe in love that last for ever we always hear and read about stories that two love each other but someone die in the end .. i don't hear about two lovers married and...
    onlypeace onlypeace 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 8

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    They have just been trained by arseholes to attack and kill other dogs and they are not ugly like most people think. They were once called nanny dogs back in the 1800's because...
    TargetAimShootKill TargetAimShootKill 13-15, F Aug 11

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    Take any religion Hindu Christian Muslim Jewish Jains all these says we are his children its he who created and he is the one who is responsible for everything. It also says it is...
    Abhayabhay Abhayabhay 22-25, M Aug 8

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    Today in a world of constant change, we still have many unanswered questions concerning life after death. Science and technology continues to produce new discoveries with results...
    vaylorie vaylorie 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Ah yes, I really do believe in ghosts. When I was growing up my parents brought a home in New Jersey. It was a 3 story brownstone style house on a block of similar homes. It was...
    Anrymci Anrymci 36-40, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    The world is evil. My dog was good. When my brother died, after all the drama was over, I went off by myself with my dog, sat down in an old chair and just broke down and cried and...
    Jensenson Jensenson 66-70, F a week ago

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    Growing up I always followed the standard. I was the "good girl", always doing what my teachers and elders said. I never questioned authority. I got into religion and left because...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    My tiny dog, my constant companion of over 7 years was brutally killed by a car. We did everything together. She was filled with immense joy and affection. I am so hurt. She was my...
    quietstormbaby quietstormbaby 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I was once helping my sister on a stormy night to bring the washing in, we were almost done when we felt something touch both of our legs, we freaked out for a second and soon...
    ScottM13 ScottM13 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 6

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    I had was in my room and this was like 10 years ago. Well me and my best friend were in my room and we played the ouiga board. We did it for fun well I guess we really contacted...
    shortynat shortynat 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 8

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    What defines maturity if not age? It's supposed to come with age as is wisdom? I think it's often being confused with being serious and acting less silly. Is it being a...
    Krist0f Krist0f 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I can not fathom something as asinine as some cosmic force hovering all around us and holding us accountable for all positive or negative actions. So let me start and I will try...
    Simplythetruth Simplythetruth 36-40 Aug 18

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    I see it everyday in my job. Some truckdrivers make jokes ( often very crude jokes) about the dumbest stuff. I've also known people as young as 10 who could be trusted to be...
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    Pit bulls are only monsters when their owners train them that way. I hate when ******** get dogs and just chain them outside without spending time with them. I have a neighbor who...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M Aug 20

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    I hate when people dont train their dogs! Having a run in with untrained dachshunds has greatly made me hate the breed to this very day. When I was like 8 i went to my future step...
    KiwiLiv KiwiLiv 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Yo the scariest thing happen to me the yesterday. So i gave my dogs (a pit-bull and a chilwhuawhua) some left over food and so i left the room for a split second then i realized my...
    PorkNugget PorkNugget 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    The scariest thing happen to me. Two days ago my mom wanted to give my dogs leftovers (A pit-bull named: Stripe and a Chihuahua named: Candy). So i gave them the leftovers and...
    PorkNugget PorkNugget 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    A very rich man took his son to a village to show what poverty is all about. After the trip, he asked his son about poverty... The son replied : We have 1 dog; They had 4...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I just had "the talk" with my girlfriend about her dogs. I have anxiety and I cannot physically be around them without getting nervous, fast heart rate, etc. We were being intimate...
    pilotguy72 pilotguy72 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 6

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    How can I forget. This one time I was waking home from school when I saw a rather large dog laying in the middle of the road. I tried to call it over but it wouldn't move. I...
    TheUnpredictable9 TheUnpredictable9 18-21, F Aug 11

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    I get really bad panic attacks. Today i didn't know my friends dog was in the house cause last time it was at her mums. She didn't know I'm scared of dogs. She opened the door and...
    eyeris2195 eyeris2195 18-21, F