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So glad to see you posting this. It is so rewarding and heartbreaking at the same time to spend time with these great dogs.
I have not been to walk dogs for quite some time, but I have been helping out with fundraising efforts and fostering for "For the Dogs". They are an AMAZING organization that works tirelessly to make sure that dogs make it out of this horrible pound! Check them out www.ForTheDogs.Petfinder.com
Also, anyone on Facebook, please "like" the pound dog walkers' brand new page!https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friend...
Todd, have you considered fostering "your" dog? That's a whole other rewarding experience in itself! ;)
April 6, 2011 at 9:55 a.m.
Directly from the National Canine Research Council Website..
"In the overwhelming majority of the cases Delise has studied, cases extending as far back as the 1960's, the dogsinvolved were not family dogs, that is, dogs that lived in the home with the family. Rather, they were maintainedoutside the home, in pens, yards, or on chains, and/or were obtained for the negative functions of protection,fighting or guarding. Many resident dogs are also victims, to varying degrees, of human neglect or abuse."
Therefore the title of the letter,"Hold owners to account, not an entire breed of dogs" is accurate and dogs, no matter what the breed are a product of their environment. It just so happens that irresponsible owners choose these specific breeds because they are believed to stand for status, protection, or power.
May 4, 2009 at 12:20 p.m.