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Display Name: OneDogLife
Member Since: 5/2/12

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Please, please, PLEASE do not give up on the adoption option because you have encountered some biased groups.

I applaud you for choosing adoption. As a studio apartment dweller who regualrly fosters all sizes and shapes (one at a time), I can safely say that it is the amount of mental + physical stimulation provided, NOT space, that makes for a psychologically happy dog.

What is more tiring for a pooch? A 45 minute stroll interspersed with some down-stays or sit-stays and practice checking in with the owner? Or being told "go run around!" in the yard and doing not much more than staring at the door waiting to come back in? Owners who leash walk often catch health problems a little sooner, too. Changes in stool consistency or a slight limp are easier to catch when you're right there every day, twice a day.

Please continue to search for a shelter or foster group who will approve you. With 3 million shelter animals euthanized every year, you will make a bigger difference than you can imagine!


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3/12/14 12:55 PM

So glad to see Apartment Therapy lauding the use of crate training! Keep up the great work!


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3/7/14 05:40 PM

Are you in my head? This is where I get stuck.


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1/7/14 10:14 AM

Just wanted to say thank you for including "bully breed" types of dogs in your photos! We dog advocates really appreciate it.


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1/5/14 10:02 AM

You do know that the first painting was created that way by the person who painted it, right? Fact checking, people.


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1/2/14 03:32 PM