Vick says he might get a dog

The ban on Michael Vick owning a dog expires this month. (AP photo)

The ban on Michael Vick owning a dog expires this month. (AP photo)

Michael Vick says he might be ready to be a dog owner again.

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, who was prohibited from owning a dog after his 2007 conviction for running a dogfighting ring, told CNN Tuesday he wants his children to be able to enjoy a pet dog.

The ban, which began when Vick was released from prison in 2009, expires this month.

“[The children] not being able to have a dog because of my acts, I just don’t think that’s fair,” he said.

The president of the Humane Society of the United States told the AJC in a 2010 interview that Vick should be allowed to own a dog some day.

“I have been around him a lot, and feel confident that he would do a good job as a pet owner,” Wayne Pacelle said.

Vick said if he does get a dog, he’ll let the kids pick the breed. But he did rule out one dog.

“It certainly wouldn’t be a pit bull,” he said.

What’s your opinion? Is Vick a changed man or should he swear off dog ownership forever?

213 comments Add your comment

urban redneck

July 18th, 2012
3:31 pm

how about a goldfish instead?

JK

July 18th, 2012
5:51 pm

The best pet dog for Michael Vick would be Cujo

Lee

July 18th, 2012
5:55 pm

Michael Vick should never be allowed to own a dog. His children need to know exactly what kind of man he is – a man who tortured and personally killed dogs.

AL S harp

July 18th, 2012
5:56 pm

He bees a dog

Leah

July 18th, 2012
5:57 pm

Lee, you said it best! Michael Vick is a horrible man with a cold heart. He shouldn’t be allowed to own a goldfish, much less a dog.

Austin

July 18th, 2012
5:57 pm

At least he’s not saying he wants a rooster. Once the ban is up, he should be able to get a dog.

Al S harp

July 18th, 2012
5:58 pm

how many chillren does he have, how many did he have before marriage,

Matt

July 18th, 2012
6:04 pm

He paid his dues, and got an endorsement from the Humane Society. What more do you people want?

Vampire Bill

July 18th, 2012
6:10 pm

Oh, he’s worried about his kids and it’s not fair. What about the 100 or so dogs that he tortured, Do they think it’s fair?

?

July 18th, 2012
6:11 pm

the question is what does a jc want?? I can tell you exactly what they want. a hate fest to ensue. SO low rent…but par 4 the course!

kmf

July 18th, 2012
6:19 pm

OMG!! Just get over it people. He has every right to own a dog if he wants one. He paid his debt to society so just drop it. But i guess all of you are so perfect. The fact is when the time come and he IS a dog owner there is nothing can do about it. #STOPKILLINGDEERS#

Zach

July 18th, 2012
6:20 pm

HE IS A CHANGED MAN.

kmf

July 18th, 2012
6:20 pm

*Nothing You*

Alan massey

July 18th, 2012
6:42 pm

Yes, let him have a dog, and I hope he decides to get a pit bull that will neuter him.

al tennis

July 18th, 2012
6:43 pm

HATERS WHAT ABOUT JOE PA AND SANDUSKY—–THEY HAVE DESTROYED THE LIVES OF LITTLE BOYS–WELL SANDUSKY ANYWAY—WHILE JOE PA TURNED A DEAF EAR.

AL TENNIS

J

July 18th, 2012
6:43 pm

Yes, he got an endorsement from the humane society, and that’s the day I quit giving them money. Get your kids a cat, gerbil, snake…and leave dogs alone!

JENN

July 18th, 2012
6:57 pm

If I were the dog breeder, I would probably hesitate. Just saying….

JENN

July 18th, 2012
7:01 pm

I know he did his time, but he was caught. No one knows whether or not he would still be involved in dog fighting if he were never caught.

I wish him well, but I can’t seem to get over it.

seriously?

July 18th, 2012
7:06 pm

I hope this is a joke…. The man has indefinitely made the “breed” UN-adoptable out of people’s fears. I hope he NEVER gets to own another animal unless it is something big enough to take him out if he slips up.

If he wants to do something for the animals and show he can love one… HE should volunteer weekly at some of these kill shelters. For example, Fulton County Animal Services…. 63% kill rate… and at least half the dogs are amazing animals. Pittbull is a generic term for mutts… and because of HIM – they are thought of as fierce instead of the RCA dog…

Vick deserves NO animal Companion nor compassion.

seriously?

July 18th, 2012
7:08 pm

**at least half of these dogs are labeled Pitbull and are amazing**

sorry it bothers me so badly that my words came out wrong

Beau

July 18th, 2012
7:13 pm

I’ve put on my “Free Mike Vick” t-shirt for this one. Of course he should be able to have a dog. He should NEVER have been sent to prison’ I own a Bichon Frise and I love him more than anything in the world – but people – HE’S A DOG!!! When a man can be sent to prison for two years for killing a dog just shows how out of control the “Politically Correct Police” have become. = And yes, I really do have a “Free Mike Vick” t- shirt. And no, I am not a black man!!!

weezie

July 18th, 2012
7:18 pm

I’m not buying his clothes and I don’t believe he should ever be able to own a dog. Hanging a dog in a tree because it would not fight-come on! Do we forget so easily?

Alan

July 18th, 2012
7:22 pm

Show pictures to hi kids of what there daddy did to dogs and that’s why they can’t have a dog.
The truth is always good!!!!

seriously?

July 18th, 2012
7:29 pm

“free mike vick” he is free… and back to playing sports… still hasn’t done anything for the animals.

@Al- your right Sandusky and Joe did much worse. Joe is out of reach of man..Sandusky is probably getting cured of his fondness of playful showers in jail. However, the difference is when he gets out no one will allow another child to go home with him… Vick on the other hand write a check and serves a few years.. gets a start back to his career and now wants to take what he ABUSED home. Thats the difference. well, that and his past actions still are killing these animals because people do not really know much else about them. He needs to enlighten people that “breed” didn’t make the monsters.. he did.

gma

July 18th, 2012
7:34 pm

He should never be allowed to own a dog. I will always assume he’s hurting the dog behind closed doors. Paid his debt to society or not, blah-blah-blah, he has no heart or a humane bone in his body to have tortured so many innocent, loving dogs. Dogs are not just dogs! Those dogs were so unfortunate to have had him as their owner. All a dog want is your love and attention. They love you no matter what. I hope no one ever shows him love. And most importantly, I hope no other dog has to endure him as their owner.

Nineteen58

July 18th, 2012
7:37 pm

He shouldn’t be allowed to!

PM

July 18th, 2012
7:44 pm

?

July 18th, 2012
7:44 pm

And NOTHING you clowns say will affect this man’s life, even if the court clears him to own a dog again. So get comfortable with sulking in your bytchings. You’ll be there a long time, as you should be.

EDK

July 18th, 2012
7:51 pm

Everyone deserves a second chance. But I think there should be some sort of supervision required.

mykrist

July 18th, 2012
7:56 pm

Lee, Leah & GMA get over it….who are you to talk about a man who you don’t know. Good for you Mike Vick….you & your kids should be able to have a dog.

Beau

July 18th, 2012
7:56 pm

Hey Seriously – PB’s ARE monsters!!! Just ask the parents of children they have ripped the faces off of. They should be very humanely bred out of existence.

Ken

July 18th, 2012
7:57 pm

He should be able to get a dog!!! In this world we give all kinds of offenders plenty of chances to return to population all the time only to hav them commit more crimes. I believe Mr. Vick has learned his lesson, and paid his debt to society let the man have a dog!!!

kme

July 18th, 2012
7:57 pm

He suggested no Pit-bulls…and that is a good idea. Personally, I hate the breed. I would have supervision for at least 3 months…and the breed? A small, less aggressive dog. Maybe a Yorkie or Lhasa Apso…in that retrospect. Test him out…see how it fits. Also, have witnesses around, including PETA and HS…for evaluations.
Just because of his background…most of you think that he will repeat his actions. One thing I can tell you…the NFL will be keeping a very watchful eye on this…and they will not tolerate one step of abuse. His life depends on his career…he cannot afford any further mistakes.

seriously?

July 18th, 2012
7:58 pm

@EDK- i think if he deserves a second chance he should earn it. i doubt he would fulfill the commitment. i doubt you can look at page (linked below) and not see that he has doomed the “breed.” however, sure let him work it out with the animals under watched eye and learn to treat them right. maybe he would then be a huge advocate for them… (i still shutter at the thought but i would love to be wrong). below is a link… the sad one of those lost … look at the number of pit listed… it’s unreal.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.409704272397908.104168.405837032784632&type=3

seriously?

July 18th, 2012
8:02 pm

@ Beau- here’s a link to better understand the Pitts… http://www.foundanimals.org/blog/truth-about-pit-bulls/

Dogs are taught aggression. They have no genetic link to be monsters… they are like human some are better than others but it mostly comes down to what they learn around them.

Patti Leach

July 18th, 2012
8:10 pm

I think Michael has paid his dues! Thought he was a thug from when he was in college and when he came to Atlanta! He has totally earned my respect! He should have a dog!

Beau

July 18th, 2012
8:11 pm

Hey S – BS – you are living in a fantasy world, You obviously own a pb and refuse to accept reality.

Elizabeth Johnson

July 18th, 2012
8:12 pm

I approve him getting a pet dog for his kids ik think he learned a lesson yes micheal stay away from pitbulls

pit bull breeder

July 18th, 2012
8:16 pm

Everyone deserve a second chance. To the person that said pits are another name for a mutt everyone knows each breed of dog has at least two different breed to make it up.

Deja Vu Vick

July 18th, 2012
8:18 pm

Shame our society!

Why are we allowing a convicted FELON of ANIMAL ABUSE to adopt a dog?

No Dog!

No Dog!

No Dog!

No Dog!

No Dog!

No Dog!

Please, do not allow this FELON to own an innocent animal ever again.

baby

July 18th, 2012
8:19 pm

How many deaths of dogs was he responsible for? He’s gotten another chance, but this is an incredibly stupid idea.

seriously?

July 18th, 2012
8:20 pm

@ Beau- you would be sadly mistaken. Up till last Christmas, I was totally terrified of them. Then I forced to stay in a house with one for a week with a baby. It changed my view and I started to read about them. Personally, I can’t own an animal where I live and it wouldn’t be fair to one if I could. (no yard or much time here). I also realize that if people would simply fix their animals the over run wouldn’t be there but the monsters that breed animals for fighting need that next generation for replacements. They are the ones that teach deadly bad things to these animals and put them on the reward system for it. If Pitts did have some genetic DNA kill code, I would also think that the gov’t or military would be using them.

creative

July 18th, 2012
8:28 pm

matt… could you hold a dog under water while it is squirming and clinging to life until it dies. Also, could you take a car battery connect it to a dog via wires and electrocute it? Were not talking old yeller style blow the dogs brains out (which is awful in its own right) for a quick death. Were talking weird Jeffery Dahlmer style torture to dogs. So Matt, answer the two above questions, you moron. Then ask yourself if you could do that, which I doubt you could, should you be able to own a dog. If Sandusky pays the price for 25 years and comes out of jail when he is 110, should he be able to hang out with kids? Matt, I know your type. Ignorant dumba$$ who lomichaevic.

Grandma

July 18th, 2012
8:28 pm

I wish people were so worked up over these crazy parents that abuse and neglect their kids. They keep having them and then get great rewards from our good old government to have some more. Then they beat them to death and we get to pay for them to get therapy and rehabilitation so they can get out and get some more babies! Weird society we live in when the value of a child is less than that of a dog.

tim

July 18th, 2012
8:32 pm

Mike Vick is the lowest of low

Ron

July 18th, 2012
8:32 pm

Nothing but a T H U G!

insanity

July 18th, 2012
8:33 pm

Just to hear his name makes me sick-he should be embarrassed to even voice the thought! NO DOG! EVER!!!!

creative

July 18th, 2012
8:34 pm

thanks al tennis for your 3rd grade reading level comments. You just made us all dumber.

creative

July 18th, 2012
8:37 pm

And Grandma. Thanks for your idiotic comment as well. Almost as retarded as Al Tennis, but not quite. If someone kills a child they will face the death penalty or at least life in prison. I know you are old and you are trying to prove a point, but try to have a grip on the subject matter before commenting.

creative

July 18th, 2012
8:38 pm

i love a white trash and black trash debate… Its pure comedy. So thank you for all of your posts.