Los Angeles, CA - Dog lovers and pit bull owners show their true colors in a recent Los Angeles Times story. The Times asked readers to give their opinion about PetSmart excluding pit bulls from doggie daycare. We've included some sane opinions below. It must be noted that pit bull advocate "Tufflove" claims that "Pit bulls are the most popular breed in the United States." Yet, it is generally agreed upon that the pit bull population is no larger than 2-9% of the total U.S. dog population.
It isn't about individual dogs. Some dogs have a predisposition to kill or approach people and other animals in a threatening manner. It is, to a degree, an inbred genetic attitude. Do the people who feel they have to own dogs who could rip your face off while you sleep think the general public owes them special doggie days or something? Get a collie or a lab and get over yourselves. Keep your killer poochies at home and quit bellyaching. No one forced you to buy a toxic pet. - JDP
Please, no more letters from pit bull lovers. The victims should have their say, not the perps who keep these biting machine breeds alive. I'm sure Pooky is just perfect, like others who have bitten people and shocked their owners who said, "I just can't believe my loving poochy did that." If you are an experienced dog owner you should know you can never trust 100% any dog, that the dog won't get demented and start attacking at some point because of his inner delusions, or that the dog won't get loose, start running with others and be overcome by pack mentality when they see a small child running and attack it without stopping to think, "What is the responsible thing to do, follow the other loving poochies and have fun or stop and just watch, or tell my owner?" We don't deserve to have our children and loved ones attacked by these dogs. We don't need their genes in the gene pools of neighborhood dogs. - DAPHINE
03/31/08: PetSmart Disses Pit Bulls, Not Invited to Doggie Day Camp