mutts need homes too!
May 30, 2007 3:21am CST
i love my mutt. he's sweet and protective, and very affectionate. although we found him as a puppy next to the house that was being constructed along with ours, he immediately became a part of the family as soon as we saw him. and we have not regreted it since! the thing is, there are a LOT of mutts running around our neighborhoods with no owners, nobody to feed or take care of them. now, if i took them all in i'd go broke. i dont think our kennels here are very animal-friendly either, partly because people are afraid of rabies (as they should!). its just sad, that people who have the money tend to like taking care of purebreds. i guess i can understand, because if you have a purebred that means you can afford one. but it would be nice if the 'moneyed' would opt to take in homeless mutts along with their more expensive dogs. i mean, mutts are as sweet and as affectionate than pure rottweilers or German shepherds or pugs or whatever, perhaps even more so!
30 May 07
That is kind that you took this dog in as a pet. Where I come from, England, dogs are not allowed out on the streets without anyone with them. So any dog found on the street is caught and taken to kennels. It then cost the owner about £50 to get the dog back, so even if the dog has got out by accident you still have to pay. If no one claims the dog then unless they can rehome the dog they are put to sleep.
30 May 07
For some reason, I've always been more attracted to the "Mutts"; they seem to have more of a personality to them and they often look really cute. Myself, I own a pitbull/lab mix and he's the cutest little creature on earth! It is sad that people would automatically turn away from mutts, but the really sad news is how overpopulated the animal world is (too many loving animals with nowhere to call home).
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30 May 07
I love mutts and find them to be more adorable and generally smarter then pure breds. I've owned two purebreds and several mutts. Although the purebreds were smart, they were very skittish. While the mutts, were generally closer to us. Don't get me wrong, I like almost any dog, but the mutts I had were very smart and sociable. Well, I'll take that back, we did rescue one mutt from the pound in Guam called a Bonnie Dog. Its a short haired thing, with a longer body and shorter legs. The mom wasn't friendly at all, so that should have given us a clue. But we took him in and he was a terror. The other boonie dog we had was affectionate, housebroken at 6 weeks, and at 2 months knew 4 or five tricks; however, someone poisoned him. Part beagle/part poodle Part terrier/part ???? Blue tick beagle American Eskimos x2 Boonie Dogs x2
30 May 07
hello there. :) i am glad that you have started this kind of discussion because i am a dog lover and i dont really mind if they have a breed or not. mutts or not mutts, i do love them and i think they all deserve to be treated right and respected. thank you for having this kind of discussion. :) mwah. God bless to you and to all mutts in the world. :)