Monday, December 17, 2012

Missing Dog

This dog was recently listed as missing in the Stockton area. Someone wrote that whenever he was left with the husband, the husband let him run. I can't figure out why anyone lets their dogs run unattended. WHAT are they thinking? I've had a difficult time finding homes for dogs because so many people find this as an acceptable way of exercising their dogs; I can't adopt to people who do this-I've rescued them and poured my money and heart into them, I'm not about to risk them getting killed by a wild animal, lost, stolen or hit by a car. This is completely preventable and unacceptable! They may enjoy it but its just not safe for them. They're like children, depending on us to make the best decisions for them.

I now have a fenced yard and walk my dogs every day. They're older now and much easier to satisfy but they aren't calm lazy dogs so its not easy. But I couldn't imagine just opening the door and letting them run free. Even with reliable dogs who stay right in the yard, there may be a point where they spot a rabbit or some other distraction and chase them until they're lost or in trouble. Or maybe someone opens their car door and takes them. Or finds them lost and drops them off at a kill shelter, or keeps them. So many never return for whatever reason. If you're one of those people who insist your dog always comes back, I wish you the best but don't be surprised if one day they don't.

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