A friend of mine just texted me to tell me about a girl in the youth group she is a leader for. Apparently, this girl's dog just got "taken away because he's mean and bites people."
He is at a local shelter/rescue and apparently the family has until July 7th to pay the fee to get him released to them, otherwise he will be put down. I don't know what exactly they mean by "mean and bites people" or what incident got him taken in... but I'm trying to find out more information. All I know about him right now is that he's a St. Bernard.
I'm going to google St. rescues in the area... though I'm not sure whether a rescue will take a dog with a bite history.
My friend thinks it's just another case of a bad owner, rather than a bad dog.