I love how most of the people posting all over Facebook about how they’re participating in Thursday night black Friday sales are the same people who have been in an uproar for the past week about how retail companies make employees work on thanksgiving. Let’s think about this one for a minute.
All too often, we talk about dogs almost entirely in terms of what happened to them in the past (or what we speculate might have happened to them). But what does the past tell potential adopters about how a dog will fit into their family? Not much!
Of course, anything that is known (not speculation) about a dog and any observed behaviors should be disclosed to adopters. Honesty is always the best policy. But we should never let a dog’s past - real or assumed - define them or get in the way of seeing who they are in the present!
Whether you’re writing bios for your website or talking to adopters, you can help dogs go home faster and set them up to succeed in their new homes by focusing on seeing the dogs as they are today. Share what you know about each dog as they are in the here and now and help them move on to their new future as a beloved family pet!
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Two pet peeves:
1. People who see a dog (especially a pit bl) with a lot of wounds or scars and say “oh, he was used for fighting?”
2. People who see a scared or timid dog and say “oh, he was abused?”
Stop making assumptions, people.
solsikkeskall asked: please tag animal violence or animal abuse! Your blog is great but I can't handle seeing animal violence especially against pitties it just makes me terrified thinking about my own baby.
I really wish people would stop asking this. It’s reality. Whether your choose to face it or not isn’t my call, but I’m not about to hide it protect other people. Sorry.
steezyinz-deactivated20131208 asked: Amen I think my biggest pet peeve with Pit Bull "lovers" is the constant statement of its how they are raised. They dont realize how much that sets back the breed every time.
I think it’s usually said with good intentions, but it’s just simply not true. I’ll admit that I was once guilty of using the phrase until I stopped and thought about what I was actually saying. Adult rescue dogs have just as much potential as puppies, even if they’ve come from a horrible past.
There’s a really great article from DINOS on how the way in which a dog is managed is much more important than the way they’re raised. Anyone who is interested in giving it a read can find it here.
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Michigan friends, join us at the Novi Pet Expo this weekend! Lots of fun with plenty of booths, events, food, and adoptable pets!