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Found two cute stray dogs in the street, so I need to call animal control.

Can I ask what breed this dog is?
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>>2237195
wow well this is awkward

this is the actual picture
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>>2237199
Too late you degenerate if I knew who you were I would report you too the authorities under supicion of zoophilia.

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Hello everyone. Since I'm going to be doing some work at my local stables, I was wondering if anyone had any experience working around horses, not getting kicked in the head and other such things
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Look up how to twitch a horses lip. Might save your face crosstying a rearing stallion.
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It's not what I'm looking for. It's a place where little girls with rich parents learn how to ride a horse. I have to feed them, walk them outside, them walk them back inside and clean after them. I'm looking for more of "never do that" "do this and that so the horse will like you" kind of thing. There is no way I could do this kind of thing, it would get me fired. But thanks anyway for your input.
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>>2237117
Look up how to pick a horses feet. This is standard to do after a ride and you can f up a nice horse by misssing a rock or letting shit build up in the frog.

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Studying Animal Health Science major, going to graduate with four year degree in 5 months. Hate vet tech work. Love working with pets/animals (excluding livestock). What are my other possible job opportunities? I feel trapped to go into vet tech, although I admit the degree is everything about vet tech work (I regret).
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What don't you like about being a vet tech? Too menial?
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My Cat doesn't like Catnip is there a reason why?
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>>2237076
>four year degree for a $13/hour job

fucking

why

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Help. I took my beta fish out of their tank to clean the water, all of it. Apparently you're not supposed to do that, what do?
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Please guys, dont let Ornstein and Smough die.
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>>2237067
better dead than living in this tiny shit tank
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>>2237064
Slowly add the clean water to their cups and wait 30 minutes to get them accustomed to it. And while waiting, fill up the tank part of the way

Dump out some of their cup water into the tank, then add more clean water to their cup and wait another 30

Then dump them into their respective spaces in that tank.

After that, I would see to getting them larger, individual tanks. No matter what the Petco/Petsmart employees told you, Bettas need at least 1 gallon each minimum for survival, but preferably 2.5 gallons each to be more comfortable.

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What's their appeal anon? Aside from those badass wannabe, i don't see what's so good about having them.
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>>2236900
You get to prove to the world that pitbulls are friendly and lovable all whilst putting those around you at risk
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>>2236931
This. Also normies think their mouthes look like smiles and project human emotions on dogs.
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>>2236900
It's like being vegan, you get to tell the whole world your life choices

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What's the appeal of having a dog, /an/?
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Basically they're a friend that loves you unconditionally, does whatever you say(if you treat them right), and can't talk. 3/3
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I dunno. I think they're annoying.
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>>2236869
Its basically a child. You are programmed to crave the responsibility of taking care of something less intelligent than you, a dog fills the void for half the work. Also a dog is always a good laugh because they are stupid, or do something "smart" despite being stupid.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3822843/ISIS-declare-fatwa-cat-breeding-begin-hunt-kittens.html
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/kot blini/ will send the snackbars back to hell
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>>2236736
Keep up the good work
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>>2236736
Just more evidence of mudslime "tolerance" and peas.

Why can't we just fucking nuke them already? I'm sick of this quadrillion dollar war and Halal slaughter is damaging for a regular human being (white) to watch.

You're either against the mudslimes or you're literally ISIS.

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I've been arguing with my gf for the past hour about which would win in a fight between a lion and a tiger. I've been saying lion because they are the kangz of the jungle and are probably used to fighting all the time. Tigers are antisocial cowards that hide and pounce on unweary people/animals. So tell me who wins/an/ so I can put this argument to rest.
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>>2236584
Oh boy, this old meme
Lions average about 300 to 600 pounds, Tigers average at about 900 pounds. That's all muscle. Tigers are solitary and thus must be able to single-handedly take down large prey. There have been many instances of Tigers killing Lions with only a single swipe. Tigers are more adapted to go for the killing blow and fast, too. Male Lions just wrestle with eachother. Any big cat expert will tell you the siberian tiger is the most dangerous cat in history, as Pantera Tigris is the largest feline...
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>>2236590
>t. Tiger
Also the American Lion was the biggest cat to ever live and it would shit on a siberian tiger. Plus lions have the main which means tigers couldn't get at their necks plus lions are used to fighting cats and other larger predators. Tigers only hunt deer and shit and sneak attack baby to teenage bears. Tigers are fucking cowards.
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>>2236599
Tigers hunt water buffalo too, and those are incredibly strong animals.

Hello /an I have chickens and they are just sitting in a hole,why?
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They're tired.
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>>2236556
But why go in a hole when they have a coop?
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>>2236560
They don't want to be "cooped" up.

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My cat is dying. She was at the vet and they said to take her home and let her pass away in a familiar environment. And the moment she was in the house, she seemed a lot happier. She just sat at a corner of the house and I patted her for a while and now, she has retreated into her hugeass cardboard box and I have no way of checking on her unless I shine a light in or tear the top off slightly. Should I just focus on something else and leave her alone? Or keep patting her? I'm afraid she will die in the box during the night all alone while the rest of us are sleeping
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>>2236495
Who cares it's a fucking cat. Get a new one.
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>>2236495
>my cat is dying
Say no more
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Can you post the corpse when it dies please?

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Hermit Crabs Are Not Predators Edition

Continued from: >>2232916

Discuss anything aquarium related here, including inhabitants, decor and issues.

Google is your friend.
Feel free to ask questions but know that there are a lot of resources out there that could answer your question a lot faster and accurately than /an/.

Make sure to include these things in your post before asking because we can't help you if we don't have the full picture:
-tank size
-parameters
-any...
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>>2236294
ur mum's hermit crab preyed on me dick last night m8
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ghost shrimp has been this color for a month now. What gives?
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>>2236330
If you can't tell its under the leaf. He's a milky white. Read that means they are going to die but he's not dead.

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as a pre-face to this situation i will give a green text to traumatic childhood events.

>be me 10-13, autistic, but not full blown. fat piece of shit.
>dad decides he wants me to get in shape so we should go biking out on dirt roads.
>most days are okay sometimes dogs barking from farms, occasionally they give short chase. most are on chains though.
>sometimes they get pretty close and its scary and have to move pretty fast.
>start...
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>>2236244

4 days ago, around 11-12, cat starts hissing under the door. go to show her nothing is there pick her up and open door the tiniest hair and she starts to flip her shit.
Look out the window and there is a fairly large german shepard staring at my door.
Cat is full out defenses tail puffed and claws out, protecting her kittens i'm sure.
Dog stays around for another 2 hours before finally fucking off.
Figure it was crackheads dog and think nothing of it

Looking out the window next day, see...
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Pet corrector air can, makes a hiss dogs hate. Sounds like an air compressor, may be obvious. Or get a dog whistle and give it a go every time the dog starts up.
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>>2236248
the dog doesn't bark or anything as an added note, but to me at least the threat is very real, or it feels that way.
for whatever reason green text mentally fucked me up for life. will never be able to rid myself of it and probably won't forgive father for a very very long time for it.


I don't like to play the victim card on something serious like this, but yet I do not know how to act.

Would you talk to the indivual personally about it? I don't want to come across as "that...
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ITT: animals with god-tier names

pic related, it's a pair of great tits
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dik dik
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Sperm. Your language is weird.
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Hey /an/
sometime ago I had lost a big bar of choc (2kg) after barely using it, it was wrapped in a plastic bag and with its own packaging inside.
The bar was disgusting, full of little holes all around, dirt and webs all around it, into the trash it goes!

But now I got a new bar about a month ago, still in the packaging, found a little hole riped and opened it only to find a couple larvae, but barely any holes and webs.
I quickly took those off ripped the big bar into smaller pieces, put on a safer plastic container, and then on the freezer to at least kill...
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>>2234933
btw, pic related came from this link
http://www.the-piedpiper.co.uk/th7d.htm
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just throw it away whats wrong with you
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>>2234948
your food is already full of insects, its not that big a deal

so this is supposedly a Jurassic world 2 poster and it looks like it has a Carcharodontosaurus skull. I'm sick of this forced diversity, no every movie needs to have African dinosaurs in the lead role? first the spinosaurus and now this? #stoptrexgenocide
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I'm going to guess the plot will be
>"I'm not going back there/I miss my raptors"
>Goes back
>Dinosaur attack
>They leave

I want people that were left behind created a dinosaur society where they fight and ride dinos.
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>>2234218
The source of entertainment you're looking for is Dinotopia.
And the plot has been rumored about the spread of other companies creating dinosaurs and not just Ingen. There were a lot of hints to that in JW like with Wong's line(which I forgot), and the fat guy was trying to use them for military.

>>2234202
Carcharodontosaurus is underrated if you ask me. However, It's probably not going to be in the movie.
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>>2234202
What are you talking about? Carcharodontosaurus and T. rex are the same thing. In fact, all the famous, successful T. rex's from popular culture are actually Carcharodontosaurus. Don't you know anything about dinosaur history goy?

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So /an/ I was wondering what animal were you in a past life and how do you stay in contact with your animal roots?
I used to be a wolf, I was the alpha of the pack and i was killed in a territorial dispute I only eat meat and berries, I love to be asked out for a smoothie wink wink and I take trips to the woods as often as I can
I am polyamoruos of course too and I don't see age as that is a human rule
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>>2234080
wanna go get a smoothie with me sometime?

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Is this the right place to discuss fossils? I've never seen fossils/paleontology threads here, but I'm not sure /sci/ would be the right place either.

Anyways, if so, just a fossil general thread.
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>>2234044
there are prehistory and dinosaur threads here all the time, it's my main reason for coming to /an/
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Ah, okay. I guess I'll start posting my fossils.
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So i just got a new cat. She is white and has blue eyes, any cool movie or videogames names ?
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Call it Ferrari, hope you have an outdoor car license though.
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>>2233586
Garbage, because you got a garbage pet.
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>>2233586
Name it Ford, it stands for 'buyer's remorse'

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>Be me
>Be at friends house
>Parents call me
>"Anon, we've found two cats on the street, someone just left them there, can you believe it?"
>One cat and one kitten
>Come back home
>See cats
>They look really tired, dehydrated, generally they weren't taken good care of beforehand
>Decide...
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>>2232544
Wait, so were you the driver?
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>>2232544
Another thread by plont aka gardeningqueer on tumblr
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Good. What a nice story. Asshole cats need to get BTFO'd

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1st ever edition.
Need help Identifying an insect? Do you keep a bug/insect as a pet? Post pictures.
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General threads are horseshit.
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>>2232355
>bug/insect
what about other arthropods?
like spiders, millipedes etc.
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>>2232382
Yes, we should have an arthropod general. We have aquarium and herp general already.

We should have a place where we can talk about our tarantulas, scorpions, etc.

Anyone want to compile some resources for the OP? Also post your pets.

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The plant general: Nepenthes flava rare edition
>that innocent upper pitcher is now considered a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League

Welcome to /plant/, the magical green place on this blue board. ITT: We ridicule plont, discuss semen-smelling plants, and observe Dracaena approaching lightspeed.

/Plant/ is for the discussion of plants (obviously). Horticulturists, hobbyists and botanists welcome! Questions about plants? Want to show off your two inch dick-I mean plant? Maybe you want to start growing something new and exciting?...
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I want to grow Ctenitis sloanie from spores but I'm not knowledgeable when it comes to plants.
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Is it normal for a carrot to go to flower already in its first year?
I've sown in February, but they only sprouted in April. All have been harvested now and the soil re-worked, but I let the one that went to flower stand there just because (inb4 it's not a carrot but some ultra toxic apioid! Nah, flower strongly smells like carrot and there's an orange turnip visible just extending a few mm above ground)
I wonder, will that one still produce viable seed in the rest of autumn and if not, is the turnip still edible or does flowering of the top make it woody/bitter/crumpled......
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Pic

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>Nearly three months after a brutal dog attack that claimed the life of a Montreal woman, the city has passed its contentious pit bull ban.

>The city announced that the new rules, including the ban on new ownership of pit bull or pit bull-type dogs, will go into effect across all 19 Montreal boroughs starting Oct. 3.

>Supporters argue the new regulations give priority to human safety over dog safety and that pit bull bans in other jurisdictions decreased the number of severe dog...
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Pitbulls and not-pitbulls look tasty.
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BSL is generally ineffective.
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It's not the breed, it's how they're raised and trained. Montreal and Quebec are retarded.

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they are.
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>>2225290
newfags can't tri-ear.

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Last thread is dead I guess, post your rats, tricks and tips.

Im happy that after two years of researching and spending too much time on /an/ I'll finally be able to get two does in the next couple of weeks, do you teach your rats to fetch, or make any tricks?
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>>2207047
Not necessary unless they naturally do it, maybe they find it fun. Make sure your cage can be cleaned easily and focus on litter training rather than making them do things for peanuts. Keep the peanuts in their food bowl instead.
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Rats are cute!
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>>2207047
I use to have a pair in a 75 gallon tank. My big boy use to jump up and stand on the edge when I walked in the room when he wanted attention. My female also took in a mouse pinky as her own and they all lived together until old age.

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What modern day animals do you think are would do very well if humans went away?
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For what purpose
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>>2238692
To cuddle :>
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>>2238703
>go to aquarium
>people commenting on how cute the fish is and wonder what it's called
>inform them it's called a cuttlefish
>they laugh and say they would definitely cuddle this cuddlefish like i'm some sort of comedian and start telling other visitors who now also want to hug the fish
>mfw
I'm still triggered to this day thanks anon
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>>2238692
Why not?

They have cool eyes.

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I've fucked up big time.
I have three Japanese quails, one (Homu) a rooster, the other two (Mami and Dokes) are girls.
Dokes is Homu's partner, kinda. She's at very least submissive.
Homu and Mama don't get along well, but they usually keep to themselves.
There was a bit of a pecking issue once, homu pecking mami, but I gave them a bigger aviary and they never had a problem for half a year.
But a rat tunnelled through the three inches of concrete the aviary was on and we had to move them back to a smaller coup while I built a new, even bigger...
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Today I get home early because I quit my job.
I go check the quails as always, and I see that homu has gotten himself in mammies cage and has pecked the living shit out of her.
Right now she's on anaesthetic, antibiotics and tones of other shit, it's good living with a nurse.
The question is: How do I kill Homura?
I've gassed tones of rats with my cars exhaust pipe, Berlin style, but I don't feel like that'd be right.
I was holding the little fuck by his neck, just wondering if I should let go.
I wish I could do something so that other...
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>>2238636
>fucking pmm names for your quails

You goddamn weeb.
Anyway, quickly snap his neck and enjoy a nice chicken dinner.
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>>2238646
But then might feel sad...

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My cat has been acting strange. She's become more reclusive and today she hissed at me. She never hissed at me before. A couple of weeks ago, I took her to the vet for her rabies shot and I was wondering what are the odds that she may have gotten rabies from the vaccine?
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>>2238493
pretty much none.
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>>2238493
Impossible. Your cat got a dead version of the virus; the virus was long dead before your cat got it, before it even went in the vial. In the US live or altered rabies does not leave laboratories. It is illegal for anything but dead rabies vaccine to be distributed anywhere.

Before your cat got into a hissy fit it would have stopped drinking water for days and act very unbalanced. Excessive drooling too.
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your kitten has become a cat, anon

welcome to the world of shitpet ownership

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I'm wracking my brain trying to think of a dog breed that would be a good fit for my in-laws.

My father in law wants to move out to the country soon and wants an alarm dog--not one that will necessarily go after an intruder, but will absolutely wake them up in the middle of the night and sound menacing enough to make an intruder think twice. He said he'd be okay with a "little yapper," but he's the type of guy who would rather have a bigger dog.

My mother in law doesn't really like dogs in general, so something that was very clean, quiet, and would stay out of her way would be best.

Both of them are getting on in years and want to move onto a small piece of land soon. I don't know if they'd be able to keep up with something that needed more than a long evening walk or a good fetch session, and I don't think my father in law is the type who would follow positive-only training, so he'd do best with a breed that was...emotionally very secure.

Father in law likes the look of airedales from what I've seen, as well as German shepherds, malinois, rotties, etc. Don't think mother in law would like an "ugly" dog like a bulldog or mastiff, but I think ultimately it's dad who makes the decision.

So what is a healthy, low/medium energy, aloof, low-maintenance watchdog for two older, more solitary-type people? I think they'd be open to mixed breeds, but would prefer something more predictable.
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Have them scope out local shelters and ask the workers which dogs have the traits they want. It sounds like they would do best with a dog that's already about 3-5 and mostly trained
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Mastiff would fit the bill for everything except they're ugly and pretty sensitive to discipline
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>>2238317
The ugly isn't a deal breaker but the sensitivity is, probably.

Like I said, a shelter dog isn't out of the question, but you can't judge everything from one interaction. They're the type of people who don't like to proceed without more than a few absolutes.

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Fostering General

Hello /an/,
Anybody have any experience fostering animals? I'm about 3 years out from finishing my degree, at which point I anticipate moving, marriage, and starting a family. I love cats, but realize it may not be the best time in my life to make the commitment of 14+ years and putting it through all the stress of the changes coming up relatively soon. Fostering would hopefully be less of a time commitment (not day-to-day, but you know what I mean) and help out cats as well. I have the time, space, and finances to responsibly do this. Can we...
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>>2238280
Foster kittens.
Most will die.
Hope this helped :^)
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>>2238284
>(You)
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>>2238284
2edgy5me. Kek, if the circle of life triggered me I'd find something else to do. Unfortunately death is a necessary evil with the pet overpopulation issue currently happening in the US.


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