I Believe In Responsible Dog Ownership

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 330 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...
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2008

    This is going to sound really bad.

    Our family dog has been my favourite from when I was young. She is about 13 years old now, but because my parents are old and tired, my sister has two kids to take care of, me always being in another country, our dog is neglected really badly. Whenever I came back from far away...
    Triangless Triangless
    22-25, F
    Feb 10, 2016

    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

    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

    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
    46-50, F
    25 Responses Dec 16, 2008

    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...
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    Jul 3, 2011

    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.
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    1 Response Dec 4, 2011

    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
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2009

    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
    18-21, M
    Apr 20, 2015

    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

    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...
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    6 Responses Mar 12, 2011


    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

    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
    15 Responses Feb 22, 2011

    Be True.

    If you want a dog please make sure you can look after him first he also have feelings. xxx
    natashatjie natashatjie
    31-35, F
    Jun 10, 2013

    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

    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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