|10-08-2013 11:07 AM|
I agree completely when it comes to having children in the home you cannot chance it with an unfamiliar dog who noone knows how it will react.
Awhile back I came across a male gsd around 3 yrs old he needed a home well I went to do a meet and greet with him and he was acting out trying to nip at my daughters hair and shove her with his body the man kept saying he's a good boy and only playing with her and I was like no way dude this is not OK. He kept assuring me if I took him home he would act differently but I knew better to risk any of my children with a dog that I don't the history of just going on the guys word. I passed on him and am so happy I did because who knows what could have happened if I brought him into my home with my kids. I felt awful because I wanted to give him a better life but not at the risk of my children or anyone else for that matter.
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|10-08-2013 08:36 AM|
I think you should pass to.. The potential to bite with you having a 3 year old is a huge risk in my opinion.
YOU are strangers to this dog, your child is a stranger..I agree with ksotto, very hard to pass up a dog in need, but I would pass.
|10-07-2013 10:15 PM|
|ksotto333||It is so hard to resist a dog in need...I think you've made the right decision. Good luck in your continued search.|
|10-07-2013 10:12 PM|
|Bella1||You are all right - its not worth the risk!|
|10-07-2013 09:53 PM|
|Bella1||Very good point - ksotto333|
|10-07-2013 09:50 PM|
In HER home, the dog does not show aggression to owners. You can't be sure that the dog will do the same in your home, with your children.
Like everyone else said, there are tons of GOOD, problem free dogs in the world waiting for a loving home. Why not give them a chance and not risk your children?
|10-07-2013 09:36 PM|
|Bella1||It sounds like the only issue the dog has is with strangers that are not introduced. The dog loves kids, the stranger issue doesn't really concern me because of where we live. We have a 5 acre fenced in yard, live on a dead end road and our driveway is a quarter of a mile long, there is 3 people per square mile.|
|10-07-2013 09:22 PM|
|ksotto333||"she will show her teeth and has the potential to bite." You and your family will be strangers to this dog for an unknown length of time. My child's face or life isn't anything I would take a risk like this on.|
|10-07-2013 09:18 PM|
|mebully21||I wouldnt adopt a dog with aggression issues. Too much headache and liabiluty. I lived in an apt with 3 large dogs and just walked them more. Why would you take on a issue dog with a toddler?|
|10-07-2013 09:13 PM|
|Bella1||She has 3 small children and says the dog is great with them? I guess we shall see how the introduction goes tomorrow.|
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