Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45
NO - I would NEVER ever trust a fighting pitbull dog with any small animal - especially cats - they are taught as puppies to rip up and kill cats - they are used for baiting. I honestly think that whoever thinks they will "cure" the dog is out of their mind.
The last thing you do is to rehome a fighting pitbull - most cannot be cured or rehabilitated. Its not like rehabilitating a racing greyhound who doesn' win anymore! This is a fighting machine and I seriously doubt that you can ever trust them with cats.
Sorry, but I don't see any difference in "rehibilatating" a greyhound then a pitt. I guess, I am one of the ones out of my mind
Some I agree can never be trained, let alone re-homed ANYWHERE, never mind a home with kids or animals. But given the dog is under a year and was found as a stray w/scars, how does any one know it was fought, not a bait dog? Of just had a hard time as a stray on the street? No more is known about this dog then any other stray on the street, mabey any dog with out a background should be humanely euthanised. Just because it is a stray poodle, not a stray pitt doesn't mean it can be adopted. I would trust a young pitt more then I would trust any of the little rodent dogs, like a JRT, ratt terrier, or any other little yapper dog that has had killing little rodents in their "blood" But then again, I am out of my mind
But seriously, people need to know the breed, and know how to train dogs. If you have never had a dog before you shouldn't go and get a blue heeler, or some thing, some dogs need firmer handleing then others, you just don't go and get a dog like this if you haven't had dogs before, he would(the dog) be better off being put down, then in an unknowledgable home, really. Trust your gutt instct, if it is really ringing alert bells, don't do it, you are not the owner for that dog, and if it means that it gets put to sleep, then so be it. It really is for the best. It could get hurt, hurt/kill children small animals, ect, then be put down any way. You can't save them all, and this one may just be one of those that can't. There are so many others that need rescueing, so if the person that is thinking about rescuing, should go to the shelter and find one just as needy, but more appropriate for them and their situation, no one will look down at them because they chose to be safe, and keep the neighborhood safe, and didn't adopt that dog. I hope every thing works for the best no matter how she decides, even if it means that this dog has to be pts, it happens when idiots out there think the breed makes a better fighter then a pet (which any one who has/knows a good family pet pitt will tell you, they love being part of the family and in the house loved, not on a chain or made tp fight for their lives.)