Will adopt next year

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    King Browny Well-Known Member

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    I’m actually planning to adopt a new dog this 2012 say a black or brown Labrador Retriever or Dobermann or Rottweiler. It doesn’t matter if it’s a mixed breed but I really prefer a big, strong and brave dog. One I can raise to be a stud dog. I’m from the Philippines by the way. Any information will be a big help. I am also thinking of dropping to PAWS (The Philippine Animal Welfare Society) and adopt a dog from there. Has anyone adopted a dog from animal welfare before? What’s the experience like with dogs from the shelter?
     
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    Definitely adopt a shelter dog, dogs in a shelter deserve a second chance and a good life. Those are all good breeds, but all strong minded and stubborn. Make sure you know what you are doing before adopting a breed like that. Be dedicated to proper training and behavior management.
     
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    A shelter dog is a good choice. You would be surprised how many pedigreed breeds can be found in a dog shelter.

    As for the breed, get a Lab if this is your first dog. Labs are very friendly and easy to manage. If you are experienced with dogs, then a Rottweiler. Just make sure you give it enough exercise so that it won't turn into a vicious neurotic wreck. If you live alone and want a one-man dog, then a Dobermann will fit the bill superbly.
     
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    I would definitely try to adopt from a shelter or a rescue organization. So much of the time many great dogs are passed on in those types of facilities because the breed has a bad rep. My family adopted a 2 year old pitbull from a rescue organization and she's the sweetest girl ever. A 60 lb lapdog! She's great with people, and all the kids in my extended family. She was rescued from a shelter the day before she was scheduled to be euthenized. I still can't imagine how no one could want her, she's one of the best dogs I've had! (I've had dogs in my family since I was born and am now a college student.)

    Finding a dog is more about the connection you have then the pedigree, at least in my opinion. So I would definitely check out a shelter and see if you make a connection to any of the dogs.
     
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    Victor Leigh Well-Known Member

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    60lbs? That's about 100 Kgs. You either have a very big pitbull or a very fat one. If she's fat, you should do something to bring down her weight. Dogs suffer from overweight problems, too.
     
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    She's not fat, in fact she's at a perfect weight according to our vet. She's very, very muscular (as most pitbulls and other bully breeds are). Muscle weighs more then fat. Most vets don't take this into account and feel that these types of breeds have to be much thinner then they're supposed to be to be at a "healthy" weight.
     
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    Good to know that your pitbull is in good health. I remember something about Dark Lady, my Dobermann. She has a very good figure. But she eats a lot. Then I noticed something strange. When we go for our morning run, she would eat some grass. By the time we get back, the grass has passed through her system and comes out in the poop. So maybe that's why she doesn't grow fat.
     
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    MakingCents Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes when dogs eat grass it's in an effort to settle their stomachs. Sounds like your dog was eating the grass to make her tummy feel better, which it did since she fully digested it.
     
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    That’s true! My dog would eat grasses, too. But they won’t eat just about any grasses. They would search for that right grass; I just don’t know what type because it also takes them some time to find the perfect grass to maybe cure whatever the sickness they believe it will heal. If only veterinary medicine would find out this kind of grass and what dog sickness it may cure it could help the dogs a lot. Because like humans, dogs surely knows what’s good for them.
     
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    I also think dogs are eating some kind of grasses to cure some "issues on their stomach". It is because our dogs also would eat grass if they are not feeling well. And they will just get better again. It was nice that they know how to treat themselves as we sometimes having hard time figuring out what could be wrong with them.
     
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    I know there are members here from the Philippines besides me. Would anyone like to come with me in visiting the PAWS shelter in Q.C.? Kindly leave me a message. Thanks. :)
     
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    I have heard of this, too. That dogs, and even cats, know what kind of grass to eat for medical purposes. I have watched my dogs and cats eating grass. Can't seem to see anything special about what they choose to eat, though.
     
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    I think any grasses help to ease their stomach troubles. But maybe that could be wrong? My dog just eats the grass right outside our front door!
     
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    I am not aware that there was a PAWS shelter in Q.C. I could come with you but lead the way. LOL
    Just PM me. ;)
     
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    Alrightee! :D

    It's both the animal rehabilitation center and the adoption shelter. And we could also apply as volunteers. There are lots of dogs and cats to meet there. What do you know you may also want to adopt one?
     
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    I just adopted a young stray cat few days ago. He got my attention for his loud "meow" on the rooftop while looking at our dog and cat eating their lunches. ;)
    And when I fed him once, he never leave me anymore. He was actually beside me now sleeping. He is still young and "meow" like a baby. Lol The cat's name is Puss, short for Pussy cat! LOL
     
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    Good for you for taking in the stray cat! Make you sure you get him fixed so that if he wanders again he won't produce any more stray cats!
     
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    Wow! You’re so kind, zararina. Guess what, you can have your cat spayed or neutered in PAWS animal rehab. They have low-cost veterinary services there. :)
     
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