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Homeless Family Who Held on to Pit Bull Has New Home
ABC/Yahoo ^ | Mar 11, 2014 | jaime Lutz

Posted on 03/11/2014 5:46:47 AM PDT by expat1000

The California family who we reported chose homelessness over abandoning their pet pit bull finally has a happy ending: a dog-friendly apartment. Carol Devia, her husband, Peter, and her adult sons, Leandro and Christoffer, were homeless for months because every apartment they saw within their price range had landlords who were wary of letting a pit bull stay with them.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dog; pets

1 posted on 03/11/2014 5:46:47 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

Sound decision making.


2 posted on 03/11/2014 5:49:08 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: expat1000

I’m a landlord and I’d be wary of letting a family with two adult sons in it. And no, we do not accept pit bulls or other large and scary dogs. Mr. M has to meet the animal and assess the situation and occasionally allows them. It’s in the lease. We have had a neighbor bitten by a tenant’s dog. Not a good scenario.


3 posted on 03/11/2014 5:50:31 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: expat1000

Doctors note declaring the animal a soothing influence on someone in the family who was afflicted with some sort of depression. i.e. a “service dog”. I had a lady the other day tell me that she had gotten her doc to “prescribe” her 2 weiner dogs as theraputic and now she takes them wherever she wants and nobody can deny her access.


4 posted on 03/11/2014 5:53:01 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: miliantnutcase

Idiots. No place to live, no beds to sleep in once they find a place, but put the dogs first.

I’m glad most of my life is behind me. It’s hard to believe we’re becoming so far removed from what we used to be as a society.


5 posted on 03/11/2014 5:54:45 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: miliantnutcase

Very well said.


6 posted on 03/11/2014 5:54:49 AM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated populace is the biggest threat to our nation.)
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To: JudyinCanada

If you look at the link in this article, there was a previous article about this same family. They are a landlord’s nightmare. Good luck to the new landlord. He’ll need it.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2014/02/family-chooses-homelessness-over-abandoning-pit-bull/


7 posted on 03/11/2014 5:58:36 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: JudyinCanada

Yeah, I love my dogs too but my child needs a roof over his head.


8 posted on 03/11/2014 6:00:48 AM PDT by miliantnutcase
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To: miliantnutcase

Obvious nobama voters. They need that pit bull to intimidate their neighbors.


9 posted on 03/11/2014 6:03:07 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: expat1000

I read the same story, but only viewed one photo. I’m thinking there are four able bodied adults ready to declare themselves helpless because of tenent policies. Two grown men ready to just sit on their duffs and do nothing. As Michelle might say ‘All this for a dog!”. If the older couple wants to sacrafice their quality of life and wait that’s their decision, the sons should lighten the burden and get another place to live.


10 posted on 03/11/2014 6:13:13 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: miliantnutcase

Give the dog to someone that has space. A big dog like that needs some running room. Not some cramped apartment with two ADULT MANCHILDS.


11 posted on 03/11/2014 6:18:14 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: Mercat
I’m a landlord and I’d be wary of letting a family with two adult sons

The oldest is turning 20. Perhaps a better way of wording the article is two teen-age sons.

12 posted on 03/11/2014 6:25:11 AM PDT by Abby4116
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To: JudyinCanada

Agreed. There has to be a limit. And I’m a sucker as it is (I guarantee no-one has put out more money and effort into 1 dog its whole life as we have), but it’s a dog. If it becomes too much a burden or threat, out of here. Difficult, but gone.


13 posted on 03/11/2014 6:31:48 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: lee martell

Be fair. The oldest is 20. That’s just 2 years removed from legal age. Not shocking for college age. And maybe they can’t get a job either to support themselves, including paying rent.


14 posted on 03/11/2014 6:32:57 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Abby4116

In a stable family with no financial issues, it makes sense for the young adults to stay with mom and dad but what a poor decision on the part of the parents to prefer the dog over the sons. It’s a dog for crying out loud. And the sons can go stay with friends. I think its called “sofa surfing.” As a parent who has at various times had my adult children in the basement, if I had been homeless he/she would have been told to go get any type of job and live on your own or with friends until dad and I got our stuff together. I certainly would not have slept rough for a dog. OK, I’ll go read the whole story.


15 posted on 03/11/2014 6:43:15 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: expat1000

I’m a Realtor and have I have a seller that owns a Pit Bull. We couldn’t sell it because the Pits owner would leave the dog at home assuring me that all was well and he wouldn’t attack. He didn’t, but 1/2 of the people that came to see the house, turned around when they saw the Pit.

They took the Pit out of the house and we sold it. Convincing some people that a Pit is safe is like trying to convince them that a pedophile is ok to babysit your kids.


16 posted on 03/11/2014 6:47:11 AM PDT by albie
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To: expat1000
I think these people are losers. Part of being a dog owner or a parent is to be able to provide a roof over the heads of people/pets in your charge. An apartment is not a good place for big bully dog like a pittbull. If they cannot afford a home with some sort of yard for the dog, then IMO they should not own such a dog.

Apartment dog ownership is for teacup varieties like toy poodles, pomeranians, yorkies, et al (or cats).

17 posted on 03/11/2014 7:49:40 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: expat1000

Yank their teeth.

Problem solved.


18 posted on 03/11/2014 7:52:57 AM PDT by moovova
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To: expat1000

I don’t know about other places but in GA you cannot get real estate insurance if there is a pit bull on the property.


19 posted on 03/11/2014 7:56:00 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

I had a dog that lived just shy of 20 years. A lot can change over a period of time.

Who knows what their own situation will be like in 10 or 20 years? By that reasoning, never have a kid or own a pet.


20 posted on 03/11/2014 7:59:45 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

Pit Bull are a garbage breed favored by trashy people.


21 posted on 03/11/2014 8:01:42 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Dagnabitt

Only a really ignorant scumbag would make such a comment.


22 posted on 03/11/2014 8:03:10 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: expat1000
Who knows what their own situation will be like in 10 or 20 years? By that reasoning, never have a kid or own a pet.

For some, that is sound advice. If I could not provide for my dog, then he would be better off in another home. In fact, according to the contract under which I bought him, ownership reverts to the breeder if I am unable to take care of him. And I say this as someone whose life practically revolves around his dog.

23 posted on 03/11/2014 8:05:36 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

Fortuntely I live in a well-to-do neighborhood, where losers who favor Pitt Bulls cannot afford to live.


24 posted on 03/11/2014 8:32:06 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice

25 posted on 03/11/2014 8:36:50 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Dagnabitt

You’re an classless dirtbag.


26 posted on 03/11/2014 8:50:28 AM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I miss you, dad.)
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To: Travis T. OJustice
I deeply apologize for my lies and misrepresntations about this wonderful breed that is no different than any other.

2012 Fatal Dog Attacks by Breed

61% of all killings, from a breed that makes up less than 5% of all dogs. Don't have stats yet for maimings, blindings, disfigurement of children.

27 posted on 03/11/2014 9:16:48 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Sans-Culotte

Yeah, I remember that now. Lucky you! Few people can guarantee a loved one - pet or person - that kind of security.

Have you ever tried to find “another home” for an adult dog? It’s not easy. I know - never had to, but have taken in several from desperate owners.


28 posted on 03/11/2014 5:22:31 PM PDT by expat1000
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