"Judy Stone, the doughty lady (and fearless ex-roofer) who is head of the Animal Advocates Society, gave District of North Vancouver council an earful Monday when it debated restrictions on paid dog-walkers."
If Judy truly cares about animal welfare, she should ask herself the following:
IF YOU HAVE TO PAY SOMEBODY TO WALK [HTML_REMOVED] CARE FOR YOUR DOG, WHY OWN A DOG IN THE FIRST PLACE?
Its like paying someone to socialize on your behalf.
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I suspect that the people who pay to have their dogs walked do care about their dogs more than you could possibly Imagine.
I know this first hand.My dogs get walked midday,monday through friday,buy a professional dog walker.
As well,they get walked by us at 5 am and around 6 pm every day…You being from the cove may have seen them/us…a husky/wolf cross and a rotti with a tail.
Notice the 13 hour gap between their walks by us.That is why we have someone come in for them midday,at a cost of $125 a week.
They used to acutually come to work with us,but times and circumstance change…..what am I supposed to do,dump them off at the pound?Tie them up in the yard all day?(they are expert escape artists,BTW)
Its kinda like paying for child care……I wonder if you see those parents who must go to work all day and arrange for childcare as unfit parents?
I also should point out that they get walked by themselves….no pack of 8 dogs here…..I feel that there should be a limit as to how many one handler can walk at a time…3 sounds right.
think before you write….satatements like yours have about as much validity as Mr Lautens'