|Barked: Sun Oct 31, '10 9:31am PST |
|I'm an all out big dog person, don't stone me please, yipper dog fans. However, I vonlunteer for a small dog shelter because they are the only no kill and I havn't been able to step inside a kill shelter for long time. That being said, there's wuite a few of these little guys who have sat in the shelter for a long time, everybody wants the cute puppy that the backyard breeders and puppy miller sell on the side of the road. Of course these cute puppies turn into adults and they get thrown into the pound and the shelter rescues them.
Anywho, I may be getting my own appartment, and am looking for one that allows dogs. That being said, I've considered what I'd like in a dog and Polk, rat terrier who's been at the shelter way too long, as caught my eye becuase of his intelliengence. The reason I volunteer is not only to spend time with lonely dogs is also to keep my training skills as I one day I will be obtaining my trainers lisence. And Polk is a model student. Learned 4 commands in 4 very short seesions. His intelligence amazes me and I can only imagine what I could teach him if her were mine.
On the other hand, I am not only a big dog fan, I am a hound dog fan. Love, love, love hounds, in which there are many in the kill shelter near me. To be able to save just one would make a differnce to that one dog.
Polk is small but intelligent, not sure why he hasn't gotten adopted yet beyond people thinking only a puppy is worth their time. He's 4yrs, not very old people!
I'm posting this in a small dog forum so I will probably get a bunch of replies advocating the rat terrier. What I have decide is what is more beneficial? Saving the big dog from euthanasia, or saving the little dog from possible lifetime in a cage. Polk is more adoptable than any big dog, but somehow he still gets passed up. If I went to the kill shelte, I'd be looking for an old hound, afterall, if you spend much time around coonhounds, appartment living not the best situation for a young hound, so I'd be looking for a large old hound, not very adoptable to other people.
This is Polk.
(after rereading post and recognizing so many spelling and grammer errors I decided not to correct but to appologize, so sorry I typed too fast and didn't reread beforehand. )
Edited by author Sun Oct 31, '10 9:36am PST
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