Our house guests have brought home a pit bull puppy they want to keep.
Ruby had wanted a dog (even though she is allergic to them!), and I said no, reminding her of the allergy. But, she conspired with the couple staying with us to get a puppy and sneak him in upstairs. Then, she put the puppy in my lap and asked me if they could keep him.
I said yes, on a probational basis. But, I am inclined to think it is a bad idea.
The puppy is paper-trained, but not go-outside-trained. The plan is for the young people to keep him with them, upstairs, through the upcoming cold. When it is mild enough, and he is larger, he will stay outside.
What do you think?
I think that as you often claim to be struggling financially it is a bad idea, lovely though it may be.
I'm with Mary on this one. We are looking after Y.S. dog at the moment because their current home does not have appropriate fencing. Food costs are a factor that you must account for, they must be fed and do not understand when there is little or no food. It also means that someone responsible must be there daily. Not to mention possible barking at inappropriate times. You get the idea.
Much as I love dogs - I do not think I would want to have a Pit Bull. They are unpredictable, to say the least. Do you have any idea of his/her
They are actually illegal over here.
They are also banned over here. Any dog can be a problem if not trained properly, and Pit Bulls are bred with fighting in mind, so, I'd never trust one in the presence of small children or too far from his master.
They have the reputation of being drug dealer dogs over here. One wonders why people would want dogs known for their aggression otherwise.
today's newspaper as an example