Depp Kennels His Dangerous Dogs - Comments and Message Board

I own 2 male Rottweilers and they are so affectionate, kind and loving. They look very intimadating, I know, but they are just big love bugs. My Rottweilers always want to be right next to me, they sit on my feet, lean against me and want me to hug them. I am only 5'2" and my rott boys are bigger than I am, they weigh around 150 pounds. I have learned to stay out of their way, so they don't knock me down, like if they are playing. They are very clumbsy and don't realize their size. My Rottweilers are wonderful protectors and are naturals at protecting myself and my property.Rottweilers crave human companionship. My rott boys have to be within eyesight of me or else they are not happy. Not all Rottweilers are aggressive....mine are not, they are just so affectionate and loving. I guess if I had children, I would worry about my rott boys knocking them over accidentally. My rott boys would like to sit in my lap but can't, so instead they lean against me and sit on my feet.

Posted 8 years 9 months ago by myzeus

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I, too, am an animal lover, and would really like to see Johnny find a loving home for his dogs rather than keep them kenneled indefinitely. I do not understand why the dogs would be so agressive, anyway if they were taught not to be, and were socialized with people and other dogs. Most breeds branded as "agressive" or "dangerous" are taught and encouraged in that behavior. I can't see Johnny doing this. However, besides not agreeing with a constant kennel situation for dogs, I think $4000.00 monthly is very extravagant for kenneling the dogs unnecessarily when I'm sure there are many people who would be willing to take them and provide a comfortable caring home. I just can't believe "putting them down" is the only alternative. Since Johnny is purported to be very generous and philanthropic, it seems so wasteful to spend that much for kenneling on a long-term basis when children are starving, abused, seriously ill; elderly cannot pay for medicines they desperately need and many of them are abused also; animals are tortured and abused in numerous ways and used for fashion and profits-many killed in malicious cruelty; working-class and lower economic masses of people are practically starving and barely scraping by to eke out a living; and a myriad of other problems prevail in the US and other nations. He is not the only one, but many who are rich and glorified worldwide seem so selfish to own numerous estates and homes, multi-million dollar yachts, and the best of everything they and their spoiled families whims desire. I am so disappointed to see this behavior coming from my beautiful, favorite actor and sexiest man in the whole world, Johnny Depp. I hope he reexamines some of his values and sees the waste of decadent selfish lifestyle when others are suffering. I know this is a little long, but I just had to get it off my chest.

Posted 9 years 3 weeks ago by Anne SparrowWing

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I was disturbed reading this article and thankful at the same time. I love animals and if Johnny can't keep the dogs he has adopted because of small children, that is fine, I understand. But I am disturbed that they are spending their lives at a kennel. I hope it is one that is very loving. I applaud and am thankful that he did not destroy their lives just because he had children and they no longer fit into his life style...that would be totally cruel and irresponsibly selfish. I hope that if Johnny ever chooses not to pay for the dogs board, that he would actively find good homes for them. Putting them down just isn't an option when they become inconvenient! We would be no better than the old Aztec race...brutal. I hope, since I do not know Mr. Depp personally, that the portrayal of him is true, that he has a heart for animals and will continue to love the dogs and care for them for life. I choose to believe this. Be very careful with the choice of your next animal companions. It is a long term commitment. They are living too and need love and care.

Posted 9 years 4 weeks ago by irishmeow

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I'm actually wondering why the dogs are so aggressive anyway. I know plenty of people who have Rotties that are personable, loving and socialized. I see many of them at the Ft Woof Dog Park in Ft. Worth, Texas, where I live that get along well with both people and other dogs. As is the case with Pitt Bulls, these dogs often get a bad rap because they have not been trained and socialized to not be aggressive, in fact, many owners WANT them to be aggressive and encourage that kind of behaviour. I really don't see Johnny as that kind of person. However, if he Does see the dogs as a threat to his family, it IS good that he does not have them at his home (or homes). But to spend $4000.00 a month to kennel 2 dogs when children are starving, people are suffering, poverty is raging, other animals are being tortured in puppy mills, animal fighting, fur trade, and various other ways, seems a little extravagant to me. As a matter of fact, I'm beginning to see that Johnny makes sure that his wants and needs and every whim of his family are EXTREMELY and EXTRAVAGANTLY well taken care of, in spite of the fact he is touted for being so philanthropic. Can he not find another loving home for the dogs? Surely "putting them down" is not the only alternative to overly extravagant kennel fees!! I have loved and admired Johnny for a good while now, and he is my very favorite actor; but I am very disappointed in some of the things I have been reading lately. Johnny, honey, if you want to throw money around, how about some worthy causes getting some of the benefit.

Posted 9 years 4 weeks ago by Anne SparrowWing

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Not a tough decision....he loves his kids and his dogs and can afford to "board" his dogs out rather than put them down....just goes to show how responsible and caring he is....just as all his fans already guessed!!!! Good choice Johnny.....Best wishes....

Posted 9 years 4 weeks ago by AnnCrago

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I also remember Johnny adopting the horse who played "Gun Powder" in Sleepy Hollow, because they were going to put him down. He's definitely an animal lover!:)

Posted 9 years 4 weeks ago by sher8181

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Just when I thought he is an extremely intelligent person, now even more so! Not to mention considerate, regarding the safety of his children and possibly other people. There are so many aggressive dog owners who are negligent with their pets.Kudos to Johnny! What a beautiful man!!!!!

Posted 9 years 4 weeks ago by sher8181

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I heard that too and we watch it on cable.That good he have them in the kennels.Them kind of dogs can be mean.I know he wouldn't have anything that will hurt his children.He revolve his world around them.

Posted 9 years 4 weeks ago by kathy

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There is a man named Cesar Millan (the Dog Whisperer)in LA. He specializes in helping people with agressive dogs. It is a shame to have dogs that can't be companions for Johnny Depp's family. It might be worth a try. Well unless these dogs are strictly for protecting property (which is certainly understandable)............in that case...............nevermind!

Posted 9 years 4 weeks ago by tigerlady

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There's a guy named Cesar Millan (the Dog Whisperer)in LA. He specializes in taming mean dogs. Maybe Mr. Depp would like to check it out so that the dogs could be family companions. It's worth a try. What a shame to have animals that can't be with the family. Well, unless they are specifically to protect property...........in that case............nevermind!

Posted 9 years 4 weeks ago by tigerlady

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