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Michael Vick to Adopt a New Dog? Not So Fast!

Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 1:30pm

It's true. We don't think Michael Vick would make a good doggie parent. The NFL superstar recently claimed on Piers Morgan Tonight that he's interested in getting a dog. Call us crazy, but we don't think it's a good idea. Far from it.

Despite spending 19 months in prison for running an illegal interstate dog fighting business, Vick hasn't expressed a shred of empathy toward the dogs he brutalized and killed. And rather than talk about the horrors of dog fighting, he has consistently chosen to focus on the consequences of getting caught.

In a nutshell, his actions are self-serving. We've seen little remorse and even less compassion. And let's not forget, he caused unspeakable suffering to hundreds of innocent dogs. Frankly, the ASPCA has serious concerns about Vick's ability to be a responsible pet parent.

Don't you? 

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Personally, I don't think he deserves to be a pet parent again, but if they do let him, he needs to have either an animal cop or someone else in law enforcement make regular visits to check on the well being of the animal.


No pet adoption agency should allow him to adopt another animal. He's obviously shown he has no remorse for the dogs he killed that could have served as lovable pets for others, but they were instead used as sport for corrupt and evil people. I agree with you; if he's, by some miracle, allowed to adopt an animal, he should be treated like he's on parole and get regular checks. He should be required to attend classes too.


He was NEVER a pet "parent"!!!!!

Tania Perelberg

He shouldn't be allowed to have a pet. The same treatment pedofiles get he should get, no more hanging even closer to dogs.

I think instead of keeping him from owning pets they should force him to open an abused pets shelter where his wonderful fat funds goes to saving many abused pets.


For someone like him, I doubt working in a shelter would change his view on animals. Besides, he would need to be supervised. I volunteer at a shelter and they simply trust that you will be responsible with the animals, but a malicious person like Vick could easily take advantage of the opportunity.
Just like what some people have said, he should receive the same treatment as a pedophile and just never be allowed free access to animals and to never be alone with one.


I agree with the idea that the piece of puke should deal with animal shelters. But he should be scrubbing the cages with his bare hands on his knees. He should not be allowed anywhere near the little sweeties; he should just clean up after them.
I have been rescuing Shelties for over 20 years and have 3 fur babies who were neglected, abused and one of my boys was a puppymill rescue.
He is not sorry he did something wrong; he is sorry he got caught.


We already know that he's a remorseless, self centered, psychopath, murderer. How could he be so stupid as to announce that he plans on adopting a dog on national tv and not expect a huge backlash?

Oh wait...because we just gave him a ton of publicity.

Let's not waste taxpayer money by having to hire someone to monitor the likes of him with a pet. No pet, of any kind. Find a freakin' hobby instead.


He doesnt deserve the joy of owning a furbaby. Whut he does deserve is to be tossed in a ring with some hyena's and let them show him how his dogs felt. Serously i dont care how much buttkissing and public talking hes done. Its the same thing as a kid trying to pull one on their folks. Ill never do it again i swear give me another chance , I got kids. and sometimes that Another chance ends up being extermly regretful. And do i think a dog deserves to be trail test. Hell no. He wants a pet? Get a fish prick.

Jerilynn Jensen

That this man would even utter the words "adopt a dog" is more angering than anything I've heard from him since he got caught. I am disgusted by his "public service" announcements and want to punch him in the face every time I see him but there isn't a shelter in the country who would adopt an animal out to him! He should never be allowed contact with a dog again. I'm with you, he wants a pet, get a fish, you heartless prick!