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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Nov 1, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Dogs are truly amazing. I dont know how some idiots can abuse them and use them for sports! It breaks my heart every time I hear/see fight stories and abuse ones too. Please help...
    Forgotten000ghosts Forgotten000ghosts 18-21 4 hrs ago

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    There are no real nasty dogs. A dog isn't born to be nasty thay can be bread that way or thay are trained or badly abused, it's not the dogs it's what people do to them. I've lived...
    chockywhockydoda chockywhockydoda 51-55, F 5 hrs ago

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    I have a Jack Russell/Lab mix named Jaxxon. He was originally adopted from the shelter. Then he was given to another family and then to me. All of this happened in about 2 weeks...
    HippieAngel420 HippieAngel420 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I truly believe in long distance relationships, but that's all based on each other. do you have trust for each other? I mean, long distance relationships are good (if you both are...
    adeliabieberrr adeliabieberrr 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    I have to believe that how we met, why we met was intentional by someone, somewhere for some reason. I can't explain why I love you. Sometimes I don't want to love you but I still...
    loveCT loveCT 31-35, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I feel so lonely and lazy doing my job. But my mom and my dog keep me living
    violetmind violetmind 31-35, F 5 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    have believed this for a long time, problem being, we don't always know why they come into our lives. latest was a younger woman. met in a group discussion, started talking- hit it...
    harpack harpack 51-55, M 7 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    im a firm believer in using  deadly force on  trespassers,the National Guard should  be instructed too protect our borders #trump4president
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Ok, I have written before that I am skepticial about Dr.Steven Greer, even with what I will write in this post, I am still skeptical regarding him. I still think it's fishy how a...
    LoveUnite LoveUnite 26-30, F 12 hrs ago

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    I do believe that people come into our life for a reason, but I also believe most of them are only here for a season!
    Nichole1992 Nichole1992 22-25, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    My dad here on Earth. He was awful. To be quite truthful, awful is actually a huge understatement. But that really doesn't even matter. It hasn't mattered ever since I was a baby...
    Cirabeastly Cirabeastly 22-25, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I really do believe that for some people it is very easy to take up religion and for others it's near impossible. Some people spend there entire life's just taking in anything...
    ardentizzy ardentizzy 66-70, M 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Yeah so I had this really bad nightmare. I walked into someone's basement, only to find dogs by the hundreds locked in cages, some crying, some drugged up, some teary-eyed and...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I have three dogs a miniature schnauzer named Izzy, a German Shepard named Mollie (pictured), and a Labrador retriever named Goldie. Izzy and Mollie are my relax with dogs, and...
    Soggysarah Soggysarah 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    American society has definitely grown decadent. We're not going to be able to sustain ourselves if we keep going the direction we've been going. Personal responsibility (as...
    onlymortal onlymortal 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    The following is a prayer to god that has given me the foundation for my noble purpose of exposing him for the evil abuser he is. If you love god this prayer is not for you. "Our...
    DGA2000 DGA2000 61-65 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    About my old best friend Barney. He was an Jack Russel Terrier. As far as I can remember, we adopted him around sometime in '05, a few months after we moved to a new house in Front...
    RainbowBlood RainbowBlood 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I spent much of this day cleaning (ugh). As usual, much of it involved removing dog hair from everywhere. I often talk to my dogs, and/or myself, and spontaneously said, to no one...
    SavannahAnsley SavannahAnsley 41-45, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I need advice. I used to have two dogs, Emma, a corgi, and Abby, a westie. They would run and play together all day and both would become extremely sad and anxious when they were...
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    My dog died 9 months ago and I still cry and miss her every day. I am sadder about losing my beautiful girl than i am about losing my parents. I had wonderful parents who I loved...
    scofen scofen 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    Let me first tell you that I have three dogs. One is eleven, the other is seven, and the last one is only 10 months old. They are all labradors. Two are mixed. I believe dogs...
    ISellCrackForTheCIA ISellCrackForTheCIA 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I believe god is a RABBIT DOG AND YOUR BIBLE IS WRITTEN BY PEOPLE FOR PEOPLE
    Multicolour12 Multicolour12 22-25, F 9 Responses Jul 25

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    It was after the tornado hit our trailer park in 1993 i was 4. i remember walking with my family down the street and i saw this dog. I tried to pet it and it bit my hand and ever...
    jameswertman12 jameswertman12 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 24

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