Tampa, FLUSA 33609
July 20, 2012
I feel very strongly that breed specific legislation is wrong. I have met far more loving, friendly pit bulls than I have fearful or aggressive ones. Over the years, I have been bitten by three dogs, two were labs and one was a lab mix. Any dog can be made into a monster BY HUMANS. I want to support activities that promote the bully breeds for the wonderful creatures that they are. I also like to have my small/medium dogs socialize with various types of dogs.
A male Jack Russell Terrier (not Parson or Russell, a Jack Russell Terrier...if anyone has any confusion about the name due to the AKC, please feel free to let me clarify the situation!) and a female JRT/Cocker Spaniel mix. I am a board member of the Sunshine State Jack Russell Terrier Club, which provides a great outlet for our dogs to do the activities for which they were bred.
Um, no! There are plenty of people doing this already, and that's all I have to say about that!
I volunteer with Almost Home Dog Rescue, a small non-profit rescue, saving homeless Jack Russell Terriers. I also do home visits and car transports for other groups as my schedule allows.
Jack is the reason I fell in love with JRTs. He competes in agility, go to ground, and lure coursing, and even conformation (neutered category). Chloe is a JRT/Cocker Spaniel mix adopted from a humane society in Georgia. Chloe competes in lure coursing and enjoys agility and obedience training. She is a member of Paws for Friendship, an international therapy dog association based here in Tampa Bay. Chloe especially loves children, which was one of the reasons we got her involved in therapy work.
I have 2 dogs and they are my pride and joy. They love to travel and go on outings, so I'm always looking for dog-friendly activities and restaurants, etc.