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Thanks for the book recommendation, I just ordered it and I'll read it while I'm mulling over my decision. I'm in no rush to buy a puppy this week or this month even. I have to give this a lot of thought, because I really don't want to jump into something without knowning what I'm getting myself into.
Where did you get your puppy from? I found some at the local humane societies and they seem to charge $250-$300 on average for adoption fees. The requirements are a little more stringent at some of those because I don't live in the same county and also they seem to imply that they would rather have experienced pitbull owners rather than novice dog owners... I'm just wondering how extensive the interview process is.
Ours came from the local humane society. Their interview process is a little lacking in my opinion, but they do get dogs adapted. All they required is a fenced yard and asked if we had any other animals. The pit bull rescues I looked into had a very intense process. They wanted to interview us, come to our home to check out the living conditions, and to meet our other animals.
Not rushing into getting a dog is a wise choice, but you seem to have your head on straight. You are already asking yourself some some very good questions, as well as thinking about the dog and how you will take care of it.
If you do get a pit bull you will not be sorry. They make great companions and they show a lot of love. Ask anyone who owns a pit bull and they will tell you how loyal they are. They also love to play. We have one of those Jolly Balls as well and that is the one toy we have had the longest. She will destroy most toys within a week.
Ours is the biggest baby in the world. If someone broke into our house she would welcome them with kisses!