so i have 2 cats, 2 toddlers, a baby on the way but i really want a dog too! lol. Advise?
Hi, my name is Janet, I am new to this group and i have a 4 year old girl, a 2 year old boy and a baby on the way in March. :) Now i love animals, and have always wanted a dog. I have held a puppy for someone for a couple of months but thats it. I went to a high kill animal shelter about 2 months ago to adopt a kitten with my daughter who wanted 1. But i just cant shake these dogs that i saw in the lobby to be surrendered, 1 was a pit bull all skin and bones, another was a young golden lab. i felt so bad especially bc there was a woman there from an animal rescue agency trying to persuade the guy with the young lab to just hold onto him for a week so she can make room for him at her place and that she would take care of him and find him a home. but the guy kept saying no. the woman went on to say how all the dogs there get sick and are scared and it doesnt matter how young or cute they are if they are not adopted with in a week or so they get euthanized. :( I felt so bad when the doctor opened the door and called this dogs name, took his leash off and replaced it with a rope and put his collar and leash in a plastic ziploc and given back to the owner. the poor dog got dragged into the back with his tail between his legs. when i left with my new kitten i felt so guilty that i didnt take one of those dogs. I want to go back there so bad and adopt one. I cant stop watching animal planet and the show pit bulls and parolees and to be honest i have done some pretty good research and i think i would love to have a pitbull. but i dont know if i should. i have 2 toddlers, and a new baby in march, and 2 cats. I am a stay at home mom so the dog would rarely be alone. I was just wondering if anybody has any advise or if anybody lives this way and if so could you share with me what it is like. Thank you so much.