Newsflash. Not all dogs want to be petted. But you wouldn’t know it from watching videos on YouTube.
Eric Mason currently lives in Arkansas, and is one of the most dedicated and visible fox owners on the internet. He posts of his pet red fox, named Ron, on YouTube, and is very active on all kinds of pet fox forums. He's also highly active on furry forums, where he posts under the name Albi Azul. His profile on says, "I live on the awesome furry and TF artwork of yall artists here, but I have the privilege and responsibility to love and take care of my pet red fox Ron! Greetings from Mountain Home, Arkansas!" He has a mostly unused DeviantArt page and has posted many pictures of himself in a giant blue fox costume, along with trip reports from furry conventions. Exotic animal owners often end up in the furry community; the level of obsession and dedication needed to care for an unconventional pet is much higher than for a dog or cat owner, so exotic pet owners tend to make their pets a more prominent part of their lives than other pet owners. It's also not everyone who wants an exotic so badly they'll rearrange their lives around it; even Fedewa says these people tend to be "a little eccentric."
We as humans have a desire to make the cuter wild animals our pets, an impulse sometimes called "Bambi syndrome." It's a very peculiar impulse. Wanting a pet is not peculiar, of course. Stanley Coren, professor emeritus in the psychology department at the University of British Columbia and expert on the subject of the dog-human relationship, reminds us that even though city-dwellers tend to think of domesticated animals in terms of housepet companions, they've been incredibly important throughout human history. "Domestication did not likely begin," he says, "because you really want a cute animal in your house." The prevailing theory is that the domestication of the dog, for example, began as certain dogs found free discarded food around early human settlements. They bred with other dogs that could tolerate being around humans, self-selecting for tameness. Then humans found that these animals could serve a purpose, and bred them accordingly.
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Obedience school or training: Again, this isn’t applicable to all or even most adoptable pets out there, but it’s something to keep in the back of your mind. “Rescue dogs that are surrendered due to too much energy or training issues would likely need classes with a trainer and the costs that are associated with that,” DiNardo says. (Costs will vary depending on the nature and intensity of what you need.) If you've adopted a dog with obedience or behavioral issues, Evans says, it's worth asking if the facility where you got it has any resources for discounted training — rescues don't want to see their animals back behind bars, so many will be motivated to work with you.But beyond the practicalities, there is the perfectly impractical matter of the heart. When your pet dies, you just want your pet back, or at least as close a replica as you can get. And so it’s really no surprise that of the approximately 600 dogs cloned by Sooam Biotech Research Foundation — the lab in Seoul, South Korea, that is currently the only place on the planet in the business of cloning pet dogs for owners — most were cloned for grieving pet owners, .