Defending Nazis and arresting a woman and her service dog. Another pathetic performance from the Berkeley PD. This is so appalling. I just do not understand how trained police officers can lack so much common sense so frequently…
Her and her dog are lucky to have survived the encounter, the cops could have easily killed them both and claimed they felt threatened.
Don’t buy puppies from pet stores to “save the puppies from being mistreated!!” While this is done with the best of intentions, the puppy mill problem isn’t really about the puppies- the actual puppies are usually treated okay, it’s the parents that are kept in horrible conditions and forced to breed until they die. While you may be giving a home to one dog if you buy from a pet store, you’re supporting the misery of hundreds of other dogs with your money.
USDA certification isn’t a sign of a reputable breeder. It’s actually the mark of a puppy mill and if you see this, run fast in the opposite direction. CKC registration (Continental Kennel Club, not Canadian) is also a huge red flag.
But having AKC registered puppies doesn’t mean they’re reputable, either. While most good breeders (in the US) will have AKC registration, AKC isn’t picky about which dogs they register, so plenty of bad breeders do too. Also, “champion bloodlines” means nothing unless they’re at least in the second or third generations of a pedigree.
Stereotyping breeds is not “like racism for dogs”. Humans weren’t strategically bred for hundreds of years to develop traits to assist them in specific tasks. Dogs were, so retrievers retrieve, greyhounds run, shepherds herd, and terriers fight. It’s not “all in how you raise them”. Genetics. They do stuff. Science. And hey could we maybe not compare the systemic oppression of minorities to people saying chihuahuas are barky? Thanks
Designer breeds i.e. labradoodles, maltipoos, cavachons etc. are not “the best of both worlds!” Again, genetics…that’s not how they work. Also realize that most of these dogs (especially since they are common products of puppy mills) don’t come from well-bred parents because reputable breeders generally don’t allow their dogs to be used to breed crosses. Like I’ve seen poodle breeders literally write it in their puppy contracts that they will take back the dog if they find out it’s being used to create “doodles”.
If you support importing foreign rescue dogs but use the “overpopulation of shelter dogs in the US” factoid to protest dog breeding you’re a fucking hypocrite.
Don’t tell people “you can find any breed in a shelter!” Like ??? Yeah lemme just go find Cesky Terrier at my local humane society! I genuinely have no idea why people say this when it’s obviously not true?
Puppies aren’t a blank slate, and adult dogs don’t all come with awful baggage. If a puppy is genetically predisposed to aggression, all the early socialization in the world might not help at all. And while any adult dog will be shaped by its past, not all rescue dogs are abused and many are there because of circumstances completely unrelated to them and have had perfectly normal lives. You also have the advantage of already knowing their temperament, energy level, and any behavioral issues.
Surf Instructor AU Idea: Bodhi works for Imperial Resort, Cassian works for Wave Guardians’ Surf Shop
“We can’t all be beach bums like you,” Bodhi says, leading the attractive trespasser and his trouble maker dog back out before they are caught and he gets fired. “I’m going to take that as a compliment. You always wear the spandex when you go out?” Cassian asks. “Regulation,” he shrugs, he hates it, missing the warmth of the sun on bare skin. “What about after work? I’d love to see you out of it,” he says making Bodhi blush fiercely. “You look a little red there.” Cassian smirks going through the gate as Bodhi sputters. “Sunburn, I should go,” Bodhi answers quickly wanting to bolt. “Well, you should definitely get some calamine on that…and come find me if you’re ever free,” he says backing away from Bodhi before winking and running off with his crazy dog. Bodhi can’t help but think about him for the rest of the day.
the real housewives of beverly hills going to China to protest the consumption of dog meat on the grounds of animal cruelty while they carry around $15,000 crocodile skin bags and wear fur and leather boots is the epitome of oblivious jaded rich white women and so hypocritical and racist like lol you don’t really care about the animals you just think it’s horrifying and barbaric because it’s Chinese people who are doing it shut up
In which Jon totally didn’t hit a dog on purpose and Dany is too tired for this shit. Plus adorable baby Ghost!
Prompt from the wonderful @oadara :) Hope you enjoy!
He’s wearing the wrong outfit for an injured dog to bleed out on.
Fuck, the last thing I need is another dry cleaning bill. It couldn’t have been any other day. Nope. The dog just had to jump in front of his car while he was on the way home from his sister’s wedding, still in his good tux, still reeling from the breakup and the look in his (now ex) girlfriend’s eyes when she said they were finished. Luckily the impact didn’t kill the dog (really, it’s more like a puppy if he’s being honest) but its paw is bloodied and he thinks he can see some bone sticking out.
The situation is kind of bad.
The dog doesn’t protest when Jon picks it up, trying to keep the pressure off of its bad foot as much as possible. Instead, it seems to be doing its best to cuddle into his side, looking up at him with bright blue eyes. It’s a cute dog; maybe a Samoyed, all white and fluffy and smaller than it should be. It’s also skinny; its ribs are poking out like it hasn’t had a good meal in days and the remains of a collar are around its neck but the edges are fraying so badly it’s a wonder they haven’t torn entirely.