05-31-2010, 12:04 AM
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Edmonton, AB
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I personally would say don't get the free dog.
A) if you adopt from the shelter, you've saved that's dogs life AND freed up space for another dog for the shelter to help.
B) You are taking a dog (Free to good home) from some irresponsible goon (majority of the time) who got a dog and decided to shirk the responsiblity (No one made you move to a no pets apartment, no one made you not train and exercise the dog properly, no one made you have a kid-and yes you can keep the dog and the kid...etc)-you are saying to them it's ok to get a pet without thinking it through because someone will take him. Stop. They can pay the surrender fee at a shelter and think harder next time. You can't save EVERY dog and you should let these people sit with the consequences of their actions and adopt from a reputable shelter
My two cents