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You should think about the responsibilities of dog ownership, which Guy discusses at length.

Taking care of a pet is a demanding job. This is an enormous task that needs your undivided attention. As such, you’re responsible for ensuring that t..

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Owning a pet is a full time job.

It’s a tremendous task that calls for your undivided attention. You are responsible for seeing that they are well-fed and clean. Austin Conway, a professional basketball player, discussed it in a Facebook post.

To paraphrase one poster: “I had seen several posts a few days prior to people looking to [give up] their dogs.” Shedding, potty training problems, hyperactivity, lack of space, inability to find a suitable rental, etc. were all cited as reasons for finding new homes. All of these things are ones that you’ll have to deal with eventually if you decide to bring a pet into your home, and they’re all things you should think about in advance. Seeing these made me want to write a post about my German Shepherd mix, Stella, to help get the word out that getting a pet is a commitment for life.

His message was well received and quickly spread online.

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Here is Austin Conway and his dog, Stella.

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Image credits: Austin Conway

He shared how Stella is too much to handle sometimes.

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He continued to make sacrifices for her.

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3.3 Million dogs enter US animal shelters every year.

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According to the ASPCA, some of the most common reasons for euthanizing a beloved pet are the animal’s disruptive or aggressive behaviour, the pet’s outgrown living quarters, or the pet’s worsening health.

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Austin revealed, “I actually wasn’t planning on choosing any dog the day I went to the shelter,” when asked about his connection to Stella. A litter of German Shepherd/mix puppies was recently abandoned and taken to an animal shelter near my university, and I happened to see a post about it on Facebook. Being the fan of German Shepherds that I am, I decided to go take a look. , which was a terrible error on his part.

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I saw Stella and just couldn’t leave her alone. She appeared to be receiving the least attention because she was the youngest and the quietest of the group. So, in less than an hour after arriving, someone claimed her and I paid the adoption fee, even though I hadn’t planned on getting a dog at all. That, more than anything else in my life, was the smartest move I’ve ever made.

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“She’s very enthusiastic about walks, but if we go for too long, she’ll let me know she’s not having it. Her volume of speech is quite high. One of her best and most amusing traits. To a positive extent, she requires constant attention. She prefers to have a companion at all times and is never content to be on her own. For a dog, she’s about as humanlike as it gets. The man continued, “She’s ideal.

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People still see animals as disruptive and damage-causing.

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It’s tough, but you can pull it off. ‘Aggressive’ dog breeds are often not allowed in rental properties. My options have always been extremely limited whenever I’ve had to look for an apartment, because I can only live in a place that allows German Shepherds.

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When I moved to a new city, I made it a point to research the local rental market and contact every apartment complex in the area to see if they would accept her. After making sure Stella would be accepted, I started looking for the best possible match.

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He talked about the stereotype regarding “aggressive breed.”

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He went on to say, “Some of the sweetest dogs I’ve been around are dogs that are labelled as a ‘aggressive breed.

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But I can see why landlords would want to shield themselves from legal claims that could result from accidents involving tenants’ pets. It’s not a binary choice, obviously, and I don’t think things will change anytime soon unless we can eliminate the negative connotations associated with these breeds. I’m just grateful that there are places to live that are pet-friendly and welcome large dogs.

People appreciated Austin for his words.

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Which breeds do you think are the most aggressive? Post your thoughts in the section below.

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