luvmyangels wrote:I have to say my kids were so good when we were there. I told them not to go near the cages and to let me give the treats. They listened really well and were so excited to see the dogs. My son told me when we got in the car that he was a little scared because they were all barking so much. So we talked about it a little more and he said he would go with me again. My kids are 2 & 5.
luvmyangels wrote:Thank you. I grew up with animals and knew at a young age how to treat them. I just feel they should know the same.
Jesseca wrote:In fact, my oldest wore her Anti-BSL shirt for school pictures. I thought that was cute
luvmyangels wrote:There are a few farm programs not too far from me that I would like them to go be a part of. I have to get the ball rolling to get them enrolled. When I was younger my mother was married to someone that owned a farm and I was around all the horses, cows, deer, goats, chickens, geese, turkeys, etc....
muse wrote:I cant go into shelters. Id walk out with a dog, no doubt. Bless your heart for doing it though, thats very sweet.
cheekymunkee wrote:Good job Mary Ann!! You made some puppies very happy!
luvmyangels wrote:He started shaking his head because I said it is just sad how some of them were so nice and they were not going to be adopted behind the bars and not being socialized.
LindsaySF wrote:luvmyangels wrote:He started shaking his head because I said it is just sad how some of them were so nice and they were not going to be adopted behind the bars and not being socialized.
This is the biggest problem with shelters I have been to, including the one where I used to volunteer. Like your son said, all those dogs barking at you can get scary. Shelter dogs need so much more socialization and training if some of them are ever going to get adopted. Very few of them look good to potential adopters when they're flipping out in their cage...
It always amazed me too how many people were anti-pit bull. But just give me a few minutes with them... I should've been a car salesman!
The disturbing thing is that the ACO's at this shelter BELIEVED all the pit bulls myths (not good with kids, locking jaw, etc). No wonder they have such a low adoption rate!
luvmyangels wrote:But someone from the shelter was right in front of me and said you can use the bathroom because this place is really disgusting. I was kind of taken back by the comment.
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