April 20, 2018
Over the years, rescues and humane societies have spent tens of thousands of hours and millions of dollars telling people to ‘rescue’ their dogs, but haven’t educated them on how to be responsible for them. If we spent just a fraction of the Humane Society of the United States’ advertising budget on teaching people how to be better dog owners I feel confident that in a few years we would see a marked decline in shelter intakes.
replied to your post “I don’t understand how a family can dump off their 13 year old dog to…”
Wait… like… permanently??
I don’t understand how a family can dump off their 13 year old dog to the shelter so they can go on vacation…I would do anything to have Kilo live that long 🙁
Couple of german shepherds in the bcspca shelters. Top one is same dog
Based on the research I've been doing, the Boston Terrier seems to be the best fitting dog for me temperament wise, but I'm worried about how their flatter faces might affect them. Do you know anything about them? Or know of any dogs with similar temperaments?
My good friend has one and he’s a sweet, snuggly dog. He doesn’t have the bad loud breathing issues that some brachycephalic dogs have but I haven’t really seen him after he’s run around a lot. I have a cousin that got a boston terrier puppy last summer and it seemed like a better bred one (he’s very outdoorsy with hiking and hunting and whatnot) but it would really depend on the breeder and the lines I would think; some have no nose at all while others aren’t as bad. I would take into consideration future plans for the dog though, as they are more likely to overheat and have issues. I’m not sure about other breeds with similar temperaments; are you only looking for a small breed?