When did you first realize you wanted a dog?

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  1. Mikey27X834

    Mikey27X834 New Member

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    Myself, I first realized after I seen a friend's dog about 3 or 4 months ago. I instantly wanted one from then and started to read about dogs all the time.

    I've always had cats, and still love the cat I have now, but cats just don't seem that interested in people like dogs do. I want a dog that I can take for walks and play with all the time, I've never gotten that from a cat. :(


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  2. beagle_lovergirl

    beagle_lovergirl Stare at my avatar....

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    My family (mostly dad's side) have ALWAYS loved dogs. When I was born, my house already had 3 dogs. It just came naturally to me
     
  3. BigDog2191

    BigDog2191 Big German Shepherd

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    I dunno. I've always loved dogs for some reason. My family owned, not me I was very small and knew nothing, an American Eskimo Dog and a Shepherd mix (Both gotten from "free to good home" newspaper ads).

    I loved 'im- even though both of them bit me severely. You think that stopped me from wanting a dog? Nooope-- me n' my stubborn self, STILL wanted a dog.

    Well, cause of complications I wasn't able to get one until just recently. Before that I always would look at pictures, research, etc- But now I've got Rocky, my German shepherd, and I don't regret it.

    What can I say, dogs are awesome! :)
     
  4. Love4Pits

    Love4Pits Playful Husky Pup

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    I have always had dogs.
     
  5. Dreeza

    Dreeza New Member

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    from the day i was born...

    and i didnt get one till 6months ago!!
     
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    I've loved dogs as long as I can remember! The issue is how many and where will I adopt them ;)
     
  7. Babyblue5290

    Babyblue5290 Happy Meal. Yum.

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    The day I could think!
     
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    gapeach Big Mutts

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    I also have always had a dog in the house, I couldn't be me without one!
     
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    Tail_Chaser New Member

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    I first realized I wanted a dog of my own when....I dunno! I've always been around animals so they're just a part of my life.
     
  10. Martine

    Martine Trained by an Airedale

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    I've wanted one as long as I can remember, but has to wait until I was 32 and the time was right!
     
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    nicco Wolfpack

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    since forever...I'm in love with them.they are just sweet!
     
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    Our family has ALWAYS had dogs. I started walking by holding onto our Shepherd mix to stablize myself...slept with dogs since I was a toddler. I just couldn't imagine life without a dog...it would seem so incomplete. Even when I was a child during elementary etc we always had all the neighbors dogs with us along with our dogs...we didn't have any purebred dogs or fighting type breeds around when I was a child...so, I don't know if that had to do with having more stable tempered dogs around us that didn't fight. Even though most people back then only spayed their females and left males intact.
     
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    Last Oct when I saw this pic.

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    My dad has allways had a dog or 2, but I didnt grow up living with my dad.
     
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    Ever since I can remember. Its easier for me to be around animals than 99% of the human population.
     
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    Becca_ chowchow

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    We had a dog when I was born, but he died of old age when I was a kid and that was when I begged and begged to have a dog. Thanks to good friends of my parents, they gave me a puppy as a gift. Dont think mom and dad okay'd it, they tried to tell the people no but I didnt care. It was mine and she wasnt going anywhere. I won.
     
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    same as Dreeza, loved them since i was born!
     
  17. Dakotah_2009

    Dakotah_2009 OOO YEA SHHHAKE IT!!

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    I've always wanted a dog since as far as i can remember! I've always had dogs at my mom's or dad's house. I've had 4 dogs in the past and 3 where herding dogs and it dodn't work out. But soon, in November, I'll be getting the dog of my dreams! A Golden Retriever!!
    I've wanted a dog for the following reasons:
    -for agility
    -long walks and lots of fun
    -to take to soccer games or any other games
    - go on vacations ith me
    -to have a "shadow"..LOL
    - so i can take of someone and know that they love me for doing so(besides family)
    - for someone (besides my family) to look after me and to take care of me
    -so I can go to PetsMart all the time!!!
    - to have someone to talk to when no one else is there
    - and for lots of doggy kisses!
     
  18. Dakotah_2009

    Dakotah_2009 OOO YEA SHHHAKE IT!!

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    Amen same reason here!!! :eek:
     
  19. yuckaduck

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    We had dogs growing up on the farm and I really cannot ever remember not having a dog. They are so much a part of my life I would re home my husband before I re homed a dog. roflmao :D
     
  20. AmberwayGSD

    AmberwayGSD GSDGurl

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    I love dogs.I used to ride our malamute when I was 4.I will always have dogs.I have a hubby that needs rehoming lol.Any takers jk.
     

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