An open letter to the community.
I’m so tired of you not addressing your dog’s needs and then getting more dogs.
I’m so tired of seeing dogs thrown in the backyard to “exercise themselves” just so you can complain about all the stuff they destroy and all the holes they dig “exercising themselves.”
I’m so tired of hearing how guilty you feel for being gone all day resulting in you awarding your dog too much freedom which results in anxiety and destruction.
I’m so tired of you getting a dog first because you think that’s a good way to “start your family,” just so you can get rid of it after you have a baby because you say “it’s unpredictable around children.”
I’m so tired of you awarding the dog with all the rewards it could ever ask for just so you can complain about how frustrated you are because your dog doesn’t listen to you. Why should it?
I’m so tired of you getting dogs and not spaying and neutering them and contributing to the abundance of dogs who need homes. There is no such thing as an “accidental litter” so stop saying that stupid shit.
I’m so tired of you getting dogs and having expectations that are unreasonable. What have you done to teach your dog what you expect?
I’m so tired of you blaming everyone else but yourself for your dog’s behavior. It’s not your kid’s fault. It’s not your husband or your boyfriend or your girlfriend or wife’s fault. It’s yours. Make what needs to happen happen.
I’m so tired of hearing you say how “you wish you could help all the dogs,” but you don’t even help your own.
I’m so tired of hearing how you don’t want your dog to be euthanized yet you have allowed your dog to bite people making it an extreme liability for any rescue organization to take in and for any rescue organization to adopt out.
I’m so tired of you not being truthful about your dog’s behaviors and needs resulting in inappropriate placement whether you’re rehoming yourself or you’re surrendering to an organization.
I’m so tired of watching you get emotional when you are “forced to surrender because you have no other choice,” but yet you do have choices, you’ve just chosen that one.
I’m so tired of you moving and using that as an excuse for why you can’t keep your dog.
I’m so tired of hearing that you’re downsizing and your dog “needs more space.” No, you need to exercise it more.
I’m so tired of hearing how far you walked but how your dog’s not tired. Exercise is like a drug. The more you do, the more you need. Try some mental work!
I’m so tired of hearing how one of your dogs is bullying the other. Create the structure, walk them together, pick up the food, remove the toys so they can focus on their relationship instead of getting jealous. Stop acting like you have no control. Having no control is a choice you make everyday.
I’m so tired of you giving your dogs personality traits they don’t have. They aren’t humans. They are animals. Treat them like it
I’m so tired of hearing all your baby talk to your dog. You want respect? Act like you deserve it. You exhaust me. You exhaust the people who are advocates for your dog because you’re not.
Stop getting dogs. Stop selling dogs. Stop breeding dogs. Control yourself the way you should have control over your dog and none of these realities would ever be reality.
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