Originally Posted by Bob Sacamano
Don't they usually euthanize them when they aren't claimed after a certain amount of time?
My friend works with this chick whose boyfriend wants her to buy an expensive dog. I'm like, look ****heads, just go to the shelter and get one for free. Save a life.
BTW that song was using dogs as a metaphor for guns.
Some shelters are "kill" shelters, others aren't. And yeah, they're on a time schedule. Mine had 48 hours left before she went to the no kill shelter.
There are some really good advantages to bringing home an adult dog from a shelter, main one being, you know what you have personality wise.
But it's REALLY important to do an assessment because so many of the shelters are friggin' archaic in their training techniques and the dogs have a ton of behavioral issues...like mine did. In that case, you have to love training as well as loving the dog.
And yeah, I get it about the song...but that entire mindset is the reason so many dogs, mostly Pits and Rotties, are screwed up.