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    Quote Originally Posted by elearn View Post
    and yes, i get that.. but it's a dog. and what happens is a dog doesnt get repo'd or whatever, it gets abandoned, neglected, surrendered and if it needs fixing because it's sick, you cant just leave it in the garage (but I'm sure it happens).
    So we should just assume anyone who has to borrow money to buy a pet will be a un fit owner?

    I know of a few couples who borrowed thousands of dollars to adopt a child from another country...so I should assume they are un fit parents?

    All I am saying is dont be so fast to judge people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elearn View Post
    if it needs fixing because it's sick, you cant just leave it in the garage (but I'm sure it happens).

    sadly, it does happen.

    I bought Abby from people who told me their daughter was allergic. I'm pretty positive that they got rid of her because they knew she was sick and would die sooner rather than later.

    I rescued Otis from people who kept him chained outside for months on end with no food or water just because he tended to not know how to behave inside. And you know what? Sometimes he STILL doesn't know how to behave inside. But that's his previous owners fault.


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    So we should just assume anyone who has to borrow money to buy a pet will be a un fit owner?

    I know of a few couples who borrowed thousands of dollars to adopt a child from another country...so I should assume they are un fit parents?

    All I am saying is dont be so fast to judge people.

    Financed, paid cash or put on an Amex card, we can't assume ANYONE will be a fit owner. So maybe educating folks before they spend their money isn't such a bad idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twice View Post
    sadly, it does happen.

    I bought Abby from people who told me their daughter was allergic. I'm pretty positive that they got rid of her because they knew she was sick and would die sooner rather than later.

    I rescued Otis from people who kept him chained outside for months on end with no food or water just because he tended to not know how to behave inside. And you know what? Sometimes he STILL doesn't know how to behave inside. But that's his previous owners fault.





    Financed, paid cash or put on an Amex card, we can't assume ANYONE will be a fit owner. So maybe educating folks before they spend their money isn't such a bad idea.

    I am not saying its bad to educate people on bulldog ownership. I am just saying there is a time and a place to do it. I just dont feel this situation was the time or place.

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    Heff, I get what your saying. It's not like I just jumped into their business. I started talking to them about the breed,wheni realized they didn't know anything about bullies I offered advice. They were a very young couple that seem appreciative to the advice I was giving. I didn't look down on them because they needed a loan to buy a dog, I just let them know about costs above and beyond the initial purchase price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tank1023 View Post
    Heff, I get what your saying. It's not like I just jumped into their business. I started talking to them about the breed,wheni realized they didn't know anything about bullies I offered advice. They were a very young couple that seem appreciative to the advice I was giving. I didn't look down on them because they needed a loan to buy a dog, I just let them know about costs above and beyond the initial purchase price.
    Thanks for the clarification....I appreciate it.

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    I personally think you did the right thing. While I might not have appreciated someone doing that to me, I might have later. If they backed out of the 'transaction' with the bully then my opinion is it was an impulse buy.
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    @Tank1023 - I'm a firm believer in sharing bulldog knowledge to those who are thinking of getting one ... especially from a pet store!!! No matter what, every time I go to the pet stores with my babies people always tell me they have always wanted a bulldog so I use that moment to explain all that is involved in owning bulldogs a lot of the time they will say wow I had no idea it took so much work ... I believe that is just a bulldog saved from the wrong home!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogs4me View Post
    @Tank1023 - I'm a firm believer in sharing bulldog knowledge to those who are thinking of getting one ... especially from a pet store!!! No matter what, every time I go to the pet stores with my babies people always tell me they have always wanted a bulldog so I use that moment to explain all that is involved in owning bulldogs a lot of the time they will say wow I had no idea it took so much work ... I believe that is just a bulldog saved from the wrong home!
    We used to have an American Staffordshire....she was allot more work then our Bullys have ever been.

    Just saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heff102 View Post
    We used to have an American Staffordshire....she was allot more work then our Bullys have ever been.

    Just saying.
    I didn't mean that they were a lot of work in a bad way its just that people who don't know the breed or haven't done any research on them and just want them because "they are so cool" don't realize you have to clean their face folds daily if they have a tight tail pocket you have to get in and clean that too its just for the most part like having a toddler and I just want people to know they need special care before they blindly jump in and get a bulldog. but I honestly didn't mean it in a bad way
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    Quote Originally Posted by bulldogs4me View Post
    I didn't mean that they were a lot of work in a bad way its just that people who don't know the breed or haven't done any research on them and just want them because "they are so cool" don't realize you have to clean their face folds daily if they have a tight tail pocket you have to get in and clean that too its just for the most part like having a toddler and I just want people to know they need special care before they blindly jump in and get a bulldog. but I honestly didn't mean it in a bad way
    My point being every breed of animal requires its own "special" cares and needs.

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