Stripped from the bowels of my friends' Facebook posts and other insanity that comes out of my head

Shelter Dogs

I spent quite a few years volunteering for local rescues, and have a lot of friends who did, and still do.

This page is dedicated to the moronic reasons people give for abandoning their pets at shelters and rescues.  All of these reasons were given, I'm not making any up.

If you want a dog, it is a life-long commitment.

If you want a dog, go to a shelter or a rescue or a reputable, ethical breeder that has a return policy.

People think that shelter dogs have issues.

Most of the time the only "issue" they have was that their former owners were morons.



Excuse #1: Moving




Excuse #2: Replacement Dog



Excuse #3: Too Old



Excuse #4: Apartment



Excuse #5: Chases the New Kitten



Excuse #6: Didn't Know He'd Get So Big




Excuse #7: New Baby



Excuse #8: Allergies



Excuse #9: New Best Friend



Excuse #10: Stay off the Couch



Excuse #11: Back To School



Excuse #12: Feeding Crows



Excuse #13: First Dog



Excuse #14: Vacation




Excuse #15: Koi Pond




Excuse #16: Leash Walking




Excuse #17: Too Hot



Excuse #18: Sheds Too Much



Excuse #19: Ate the Gerbil




Excuse #20: Doesn't Match the Carpet




Excuse # 21: My Girlfriend Moved In




Excuse # 22: Bark and Poop




Excuse # 23: Breed Them




Excuse # 24: Miracle of Life




Excuse # 25: Rescued Too Many




Excuse # 26: Frat House Mascot




Excuse #27: Too Expensive



Excuse #27: I don't Want a Defective Dog

In honor of Zeus and all of the other Gimpy Dogs out there.



Excuse #28: Divorce

In honor of the poor dog in Florida whose owners are horrible people




Excuse # 29: No Time