Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Kingston, Ontario
True. No one's going to come to this huge agreement..
You can tell Granberry loves her dogs, loves dogs.. she has 2(?) now and they seem happy and healthy.. As hopeful as you may be, old dogs usually don't adopt well, like I said.. He would have been stuck in a kennel for the rest of his life most likely.. Not a fair way to treat him as an elder dog, being put to sleep near the people he knew would have been much better than waiting in a kennel and being put to sleep surrounded by strange sounds and sights..
When you adopt any dog, you become responsible for their life, and their actions... It's sad to say, but it is your duty to do the right thing if they become hopelessly ill, or start to become aggressive. Even if it means putting them down... Leaving an old dog in a shelter hoping that some amazing person would come along and "save" him seems like something someone who can't handle the responsibility of a life would do to me.. This is the last place I would ever want to leave my older dog who has only known us. She is very shy at first and it would hurt me to know that she would be sitting in a kennel by herself for who knows how long.. :/
taking a break from fish-keeping.
3 lovely male betta still keep me company.