I have a 10 month old Golden Retriever for whom I payed a fortune. This dog is treated like one of my kids. He has his license, all his shots, is protected monthly from fleas and heart worm. He is groomed on a regular basis. We LOVE this dog. Yesterday my 19 yr old DD called me at work to tell me a cruelty investigator from the Humane Soc, came to the door, asking if we had a dog. When DD said yes, the lady proceeded to tell my DD that they had gotten a call saying we had left a "puppy" out for over an hour. We are in NW OH and it is in the teens here. I have no fenced yard, no tie out, no dog house, no kennel, no dog run etc. Our dog goes out on a leash, and does his biz and is back inside. I am not trying to have a muddy, wet, cold dog all over my house. We walk him on our treadmill lol, and take him for walks twice a day outdoors when the weather permits. I do NOT for the life of me know why someone would call and say something like this! We have no conflict with neighbors...most of them know Tucker and love him, he is kind of like the block pet. Why on earth would a person with no fenced in yard spend a thousand dollars on a dog to turn it out in the cold, turn their back on it for "over an hour" and expect the dog to still be in the yard when they returned? Why do people do crap like make phony phone calls on innocent people? Anyone who knows us know we are more than responsible pet owners. I left the HS woman a voicemail and of course she has not called me back! I want so badly to know who is the dumb ass behind this call. Should I keep calling the HS, or let it go?Answer Question
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 10:31 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
Answer by bseastrand at 10:32 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
Answer by tialynne1965 at 10:33 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
I would let it go until they say they got another call. The only time I had to fight anything because of my dog was because my neighbor said that my dog bit someone(she did not) when it was their dog and they didnt want their dog taken away. DH and I were pissed about that. But just let it go. And it sounds like you have a great dog....I wish my landlord would let us keep our dogs inside....thankfully it dosnt get that cold here =) we can only bring them into the garage at night....
Answer by Shelii at 10:36 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
Answer by MsLouLou at 10:36 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
Answer by Gnomeofmyheart at 10:38 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
unfortunately, people do it all the time. It really does not matter how much someone paid for the dog that does not guarantee that the dog will be properly cared for. As far as why some one would call maybe they witnessed one of your kids doing this. I had neighbors where the kids would do this when their mom was not home or the person who called saw a differant dog and thought it was yours who knows. I'd let it go.
Answer by KyliesMom5 at 10:39 AM on Dec. 17, 2010
Answer by Gnomeofmyheart at 10:40 AM on Dec. 17, 2010