A soapbox moment

I hate seeing ads like this one, which appeared on the intranet site of a local (major) employer:

My 11 month old Bull Mastiff / Husky Cross needs a new home.  You would have to be a special owner to take him on – last night on our walk he killed a sheep and I cannot trust him now around my children and others.If you have the time and inclination (and love) to rehouse him, I would be very happy as my only other option is to put him down (as recommended by the Council).He is a lovely looking dog, tan coloured and handsome as and generally playful and kind and reasonably obedient – he is a puppy after all and still learning.

To me, it reads:

“I’ve taken responsibility for a puppy but last night he made a mistake and I don’t want to deal with it.  Therefore, I’m looking for a kind-hearted person to take pity on the dog because if you don’t, I’m going to kill it.”

(P.S.  I’ll probably get another dog after this one is gone and if it isn’t perfect, the same thing will happen to him.)

This is NOT responsible dog ownership.  A puppy is a life commitment and dedication and training are needed.

One response to “A soapbox moment

  1. Holy heck, that just makes my blood boil.

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