What to do? OH what to do! About my sons pit..

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by LegHorn-BusHorn, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. LegHorn-BusHorn

    LegHorn-BusHorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Near STL mo
    I am going to make this as short as I can. I am now taking care of my DS pitbull and I need some advice. I like the dog and he's not a bad dog just a big headed baby, he is 3 years old. I do not have the facilities for this type of dog, and he is now chained in a lower area outside my home and has to stay outside, (my DH won't have anything to do with him.) I work 12 hours a day and the poor dog is just down there getting himself tangled up around the bottom of my deck and sometimes can't even get to his water. I do go down and feed him and pet him for around 5 minutes after I get get home for the evening. I have plenty of other things to do besides this dog. My DS said he's going to find a home for the dog, but you all know how hard that can be for the miss-understood pit. Any advice to help me or does anyone around the St. Louis area want him. He can be around small dogs, not big ones. I tried to find a no kill shelter and they don't take pits. WHAT CAN I DO? I can't keep the dog but can't get rid of him?
  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2008
    Quote:Have you tried to locate a breed rescue?
  3. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 26, 2009
    Why can't he come inside? With some training and work on yours and DS's part, he may make a great pet!
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    You can find another shelter or breed rescue or Graiglist or Freecycle. There HAS to be someone that would want him!

    If you run out of options, then putting the dog down may be the most humane thing to do.
  5. Portia

    Portia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 29, 2008
    South Central PA
    A rescue might take him on, and not just a breed rescue.
    A hint if you try to rehome him yourself....call him by the breed name, be it American Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Terrier, Saffordshire Bull Terrier, Bull Terrier, etc. The term 'pit bull' has so many derogatory connotations and he was not raised to perform in a 'pit'. These dogs can have such sweet personalities and should be given a chance to redeem themselves as pets.
  6. FarmerChick

    FarmerChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2008
    North Carolina
    what about your son?
    Doesn't he want the dog back? Does he live with you or did he drop off the dog to you?
    Not sure why you have it.....and if you are stuck with it and don't want it, call the animal shelter and ask if there is a pitbull rescue or somewhere you can take the dog.

    I would not be saddled with a dog I did not want either. You either are in the right place for a pet in the home or you are not. And if you are not, and your son does not want it back---then hit the phone and fine a suitable place to drop him off. They will do what is needed to get him a good home.
  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:That was my reaction, it's your son's problem not yours. He should have been taking care of it all along.

    If you run out of options, then putting the dog down may be the most humane thing to do.

    I don't agree with that at all. They are living creatures not something to throw away when you get tired of them.

    Steve in NC​
  8. thebritt

    thebritt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    Keeping him tied up outside with little human interaction will undoubtedly cause him to lose his "sweetness". Winter is harsh on short-haired dogs, and an unheated doghouse is not a good or fair situation for him to be in. Dogs need constant socialization, or they become unruly and unadoptable. Please follow some of the tips given so he can be in a better situation ASAP, ok? Good luck [​IMG]
  9. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    I agree with the posts on a Pit Rescue - they will take him for a fee
    If you make it a BIG fee, they will definitely take him
    Had a cousin who did volunteer at a shelter, and she made lots of BIG donations for certain dogs to go to certain rescues, and they take them
    Craigslist or freecycle is not the way to go, that dog could end up being used for bait or fighting. Not everyone is an animal lover, but there is no reason to be cruel or inhumane to a living thing
  10. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Quote:I agree completely.

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