Puppy essays

mohawk hudson railroad puppiesAfter receiving hundreds of inquiries about adopting the two abused puppies found on railroad tracks in Albany, the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society has decided to have an essay contest of sorts. It's asking people interested in adopting the dogs for an email "explaining why, in 300 words or less, they would be perfect pet parent." The message should be sent to puppies@mohawkhumane.org by 6 pm Monday. (If you're not picked, Mohawk Hudson certainly has a lot of other dogs who would probably me more than happy to go home with you.) By the way: one of the puppies will be fitted with a prosthetic paw on Monday.

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This is the most ridiculous idea I've ever heard of. These are animals not dolls! How about giving the dogs to the person(s) most qualified to care for the dogs?

@Steve -- hundreds of people have applied. This is just a first cut to narrow the pool of prospective adopters. Those people will be interviewed and there may even be home visits to determine which will be the best home for those two pups. I suspect there will be more than the usual vetting of owners for these high profile puppies. (And I think it's great that will not be separated.)

the "rules" listed on facebook state "if you would like to adopt ONE of the puppies". to me it sounds like they are going to separate them, which I believe is a good thing. there are common problems with adopting liter mates AND pitties are high energy dogs. having one puppy that needs house training and obedience training is exhausting and difficult enough, doing it with two could be setting someone up for failure. Also adopting them out separately means that each puppy will receive more human attention. (speaking from experience, my pittie loves playing with other dogs (I cease to be important when we're at the dog park), but boy does she love to have me all to herself for cuddling).

either way. I'm sure each will find their perfect forever home.

@Colleen -- thanks for the added info. I agree that raising pits can be challenging and requires loving discipline to raise good canine citizens.

My experience with them is that they will give a pet to anyone that can pay the adoption fee. I adopted our dog in less than 1 hour.

As a monkey, who was adopted sight unseen due to my keen intellect and controlled feces flinging, I wish that my "parents" knew 300 words.

That said, after escaping my crappy parents, I can say Monkey Pitbull relations have always been great. Pits are great dogs if they have great owners. I'm trying to think of an analogy humans might understand where we didn't blame the pitbulls but instead the people responsible for their care but am having trouble...oh...wait...children. You humans f*$% that up all the time. Many of your kids suck. It isn't the kids fault. It's the parents. Same goes for Monkeys and Dogs.

Steve, your dog isn't a celebrity. Or a super-adorable puppy.

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