This is the only kind of story that ever gets to me, I may be cold hearted to libs, but show me a puppy and I melt.
I would love to rescue a shelter dog, but HG is concerned (and probably correctly) for the safety of the kids. Plus, where we live there is no shelter, the animals are fostered by many families, so adopting one isn't easy.
All my dogs have been rescues, and nearly everyone has had some form of phobia or another that needed to be overcome.Everyone had been abused, some mentally, physically, others simply neglected and never socialized, but with hard work and dedication, they have all turned out to be great animals.But I agree, a rescue dog around kids could turnout to be a time bomb.Not a Lab guy myself, but a Golden is a great dog for kids, they can outlast most of them and wear them out by the end of the day and ready to play the next. Throw the ball, throw the ball throw the ball throw the ball throw the ball throw the ball throw the ball throw the ball throw the ball throw the ball throw the ball...Eat, sleep, throw the ball throw the ball and the rest of their life is a repeat of the day before.
We had a golden growing up, she was my red's hunting dog and was just wonderful. She thought she was a lapdog as soon as dad took the gun out though, she was all business. I know that HG will make a good choice, maybe next spring.
Sure was glad to see he got his dog.... that tore me up reading that.....Lira is adopted,,,, lived with a foster home,, it really wasnt that bad getting her,,just have to go thru the hoops they think are best. We are still trying to find Lira's job,,,, she is sooooooo skittish. One day it will come,,,,I just hope it's soon.
Dogs are no different than people, dogs need a job, it's what they live for, to feel they are contributing to the pack.Just like people, take away their drive to produce (welfare/foodstamps), and you kill their spirit, something libs just don't seem to understand.