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Neighbors weary of 6 pitbulls coming into neighborhood

Discussion in 'Pit Bull News' started by firedrake13, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. firedrake13

    firedrake13 Good Dog

    A family building a new home in Mashpee has many neighbors upset because when they move in, they plan to bring their six pit bulls.

    Neighbors are opposed to having the dogs that close to their backyards and their children.

    The Shay family has expressed concern with the impending arrival of the dogs.

    "We saw that the dogs listed were six pitbulls and at that point we became very alarmed," said Carmen Shay, an upset homeowner. "And fear for, essentially, the safety of our family."

    The owners of the pitbulls said that their dogs are part of their family and that it would not be the same without them there.

    They have filled for a permit that would allow them to keep all six of the dogs.

    The Shays want the town to deny the permit. They said they are concerned not only about their family's safety, but the safety of the public. Since less than 150 yards from the new home is a public park.

    The town will either deny or approve the permit April 23. If they do deny it, the family can legally keep 3 as pets.

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  2. Miakoda

    Miakoda GRCH Dog

    Are you serious? A freaking newspaper actually wrote an article on a family moving into a new subdivision? Are they that desperate for news and "headlines"? Geez...........
  3. CoolHandJean

    CoolHandJean Krypto Super Dog

    This is way I want to move further away from other people instead of closer.

    People can't mind their own business, and get all upset over something they just don't understand.
  4. Sagebrush

    Sagebrush Good Dog

    Neighbors have become a big problem and are always something I have to take into account when placing a dog with someone.

  5. LittleMissE

    LittleMissE Little Dog

    I wonder what the neighbors would of thought if it said 6 labs. It is good that the family is filing for the correct stuff to get 6 dogs to legally live with them. I hope they get approved and I hope that they are responsible owners so that the dogs/people give a good name to "pit bulls" everywhere or at least get a couple people to change their mind.
  6. Gatlinsmommy

    Gatlinsmommy Little Dog

    I hope they get it too! Maybe someone should educate those ignorant neighbor's of theirs. People piss me off. Thank God I live on a mountain, and my neighbor is an acre away from me...
  7. Zoe

    Zoe GRCH Dog

    Pretty sad days..... indeed....
  8. RedNoseGirl

    RedNoseGirl BrodiesMom

    I wonder if they can get the city to issue a permit that says the 'neighbors' have too many nosy people and they don't want that many busy bodies near their dogs?
  9. megschristina

    megschristina Moderator

    Fifty bucks says they don't get the permit. :(
  10. vdentjr

    vdentjr Puppy

    Even though i hope you are wrong, i'd have to agree with you.
  11. tracyalexa

    tracyalexa Little Dog

    pretty close to my hometown. :(
  12. Cowboy

    Cowboy Little Dog

    Come on guys, if someone was moving next to you and they had 6 Akita', wouldn't you be a bit concerned? Look at it this way... you don't know these people or their dogs, you don't know their history as people.
    It is probably not to bad to us... we are dog people! Still, even knowing what I know, I would have to put both dogs and owner under a micro scope before I am comfortable w/6... not 1 or 2... 6 dogs that can probably more than kick ass.
    Once again, these peeps are probably not dog peeps... I think they have a right to be concerned. They will probably blow their lids though and freak out!
    I would have to say that especially having kids and such that yea... I would have some questions and concerns.
  13. 2mnydgs

    2mnydgs Good Dog

    We're on this forum with people talking about how their dogs keep getting out. We're also saying that it's "normal" for our dogs to fight and kill other dogs. So, with dogs jumping fences and dogs killing puppies (the top threads on the training forum right now,) how could people be blase about six dogs moving in?
  14. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Staff Member Administrator

    Cowboy: good post.

    Also, if this happened on my street, the first thing I'd do is get to know the people with the 6 dogs. I would have no problem having 6 pit bulls living next to me (I would welcome it!!) but what I would have a problem with is irresponsible owners.
  15. Gatlinsmommy

    Gatlinsmommy Little Dog

    I have to agree, I would be THRILLED if someone moved in next to me with 6 dogs, I would probably offer to doggysit, or to walk the dogs if they were busy. That's just who I am, but I would have to agree about getting to know them. If they were responsible, then it would be a-ok with me. If they weren't, then I would have a problem.
  16. Turner

    Turner Good Dog

    I don't care how many dogs they have or what kind. I'll take care of mine, they can take care of theirs. Not a big deal.
  17. Gatlinsmommy

    Gatlinsmommy Little Dog

    Well said Turner! Well said!
  18. ganja

    ganja Good Dog

    I can understand the consernes also, as Cowboy stated, they probably did not search anything about the breed, so all they would know is what the media tells them...
    I know pit bulls and even I would be concerned if my new neighbour brought 6 of his pits with him. to many irresponsible owners.
    I would have a chat with them first :)

    it's up to the family to take action other than get a lisence. they could educate those neighbours, and introduce their dogs to them properly.
    bring one over, educate a bit, show them how nice they are, if they have CGC's they can put them out or try to have the dogs stay with family until they pass their CGC's and in the meantime educate some more. that is what I would try to do if I was in their situation.
  19. Gatlinsmommy

    Gatlinsmommy Little Dog

    That's a good idea Ganja! Education is the biggest thing they could do, and intoducing them to the familes is also an excellent idea! Too bad they aren't on here so we could tell them to do that, LOL.
  20. Shoshana

    Shoshana Little Dog

    That's a lot of dogs in a suburban neighborhood. 6 dogs of any sort. 6 labs, 6 poodles, 6 pit bulls.

    Lotta dogs. I don't think 6 dogs of any sort are allowed here.

    For me, it would be a matter of whether the dogs were inside or outside dogs, how well behaved they were and how much they barked.

    Question - I have seen a lot of people online using 'weary' in a way I can't figure out. I can't decide if it's supposed to be 'wary' or 'leery' or an e combo of the two?

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