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Hey, so I'm from South Africa. It is general practice with most reputable shelter/rescue centres to inspect property, etc to ensure that there will be no problems resulting in the new owners having to return the animal. We also, unfortunately have a ridiculously high problem with dog fighting. On the up side, I was able to ask for a more experienced inspector to come around and give their opinion. It was a long a process and there were many hoops that we needed to jump through, but I can happily say that puppy is now at home with us, where he will spend the rest of his life being pathetically spoiled and loved. Oh, and so far, the pittie next door couldn't give a flying hoot about his new four legged neighbour.
By Loraz - / Tuesday 18 July 2017 15:31 /
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By  Taurus_ChicKa  |  26

A dog breed has nothing to do with its behavior. It's all about how the dog, or any animal, is raised. A chihuahua could tear your foot off if it's been abused its whole life.

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actually a pit could clear that very easy if it wanted... pits are known to scale and clear fences up to 12 feet high. Pits aren't bad dogs though, owners are bad! never once met a bad one myself honestly

By  Taurus_ChicKa  |  26

A dog breed has nothing to do with its behavior. It's all about how the dog, or any animal, is raised. A chihuahua could tear your foot off if it's been abused its whole life.

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  MandySkittles  |  13

A dogs breed has a HUGE bearing on its temperament and behavior, it's the reason why herding dogs herd, are high energy, dogs used for hunting scent/track, and the reason why pitbulls are aggressive: they were bred specifically for that purpose. I'm sure there are plenty of well behaved pitbulls, but to say that a dogs breed has no bearing on its behavior is just wrong and horribly ignorant. It's why they're responsible for the most maimings/fatalities on humans and known for snapping without provocation - even when raised in 'good' homes.

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  kmarie22_613e  |  23

They were used for a variety of jobs that included farming, protecting the family from predators, watching the children, and providing companionship. As the popularity of newspapers and media grew throughout the years, many of these dogs were brought to attention for the number of exemplary deeds they performed. http://cdn.barkpost.com/good/pit-bulls-history-of-americas-dog/

By  Cynical_1  |  26

That's the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard! Where do you live that shelter employees have the time to personally go around and inspect the properties of everyone who wants to adopt an animal? And why would they...you're adopting a dog not a child!

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  Misoranomegami  |  12

I seriously doubt it was a city shelter. Probably a private rescue group. I've seen ones requiring multiple references, $200 or more in adoption fees and ones that reject families for having kids or for not having a stay at home parent. City animal shelters can't afford to be so picky.

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When I was 7, my parents took me to adopt a kitten from the humane society. It had just gotten its shots, so when I went to pet it it hissed at me. We also had to fill out multiple forms, some of which detailed our previous pets. We got denied the adoption because we had 2 cats and a dog that all died at the ages of 13-15 (the average death age) and the kitten hissed at me.

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  Loraz  |  4

Hey, so I'm from South Africa. It is general practice with most reputable shelter/rescue centres to inspect property, etc to ensure that there will be no problems resulting in the new owners having to return the animal. We also, unfortunately have a ridiculously high problem with dog fighting. On the up side, I was able to ask for a more experienced inspector to come around and give their opinion. It was a long a process and there were many hoops that we needed to jump through, but I can happily say that puppy is now at home with us, where he will spend the rest of his life being pathetically spoiled and loved. Oh, and so far, the pittie next door couldn't give a flying hoot about his new four legged neighbour.

By  EnvyMe33  |  17

A lot of people don't realize pit bulls are amazing and very friendly as long as they are raised right. Like someone else said animal control inspectors don't do home inspections unless you already have an animal and a neighbor complains.

By  ffa_girl06  |  2

As a pibble mom of three, this pisses me off. Especially since it's not even your pit. We had a small dog get into our fenced yard and grabbed me female by the throat. My males freaked out and hid. The screams from her were horrible, and the little dog left a bit of blood streaming down her back. We reported it, and not a single person showed to investigate. The second a pit does anything wrong, all hell breaks lose. People are so flipping stupid. I hope you find a dog! Maybe all this really means is the dog who needs you most wasn't in that shelter.

By  Anon E. Mouse  |  0

Unfortunately, I believe it. When I was looking to adopt, one rescue denied my application because I would not guarantee that the dog would never be left by herself. Between that rescue and another that has a contract including surprise house inspections with the right to remove your dog if they feel "the home is inappropriate" at any time, I ended up finding my pup on Craigslist. Which of course included a stupid high "re-homing fee". Good luck finding your new family member!

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