Vallejo native and breeder of rare do...

Vallejo native and breeder of rare dogs is both 'particular' an...

There are 42 comments on the Vallejo Times-Herald story from Jan 17, 2010, titled Vallejo native and breeder of rare dogs is both 'particular' an.... In it, Vallejo Times-Herald reports that:

One Vallejo native proudly considers herself the keeper of a rare genetic line. Susan Anthony said she is the only West Coast breeder of the rare Carolina dog puppies, possible descendants of some of the country's oldest canines.

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dog lover

Vallejo, CA

#1 Jan 17, 2010
those dogs are nasty animals! they are like a pack when off leash and very scary if you happen upon them as i have.

i know she has at least 5 of them as she drives them around in her truck or little yellow car all the time. i am not sure of the limit of dogs that you can own in one house but i am sure she is breaking the law and code enforcement should be notified!
lil woofer

Vallejo, CA

#2 Jan 17, 2010
there are several "dog lovers" around vallejo that thumb their nose at the leash laws, especially down at the waterfront.
Al Ballard

AOL

#3 Jan 17, 2010
The place smells like shixx all the time shame on the City for allowinj=g this to go on AL BALLARD
dave1021

Alameda, CA

#4 Jan 17, 2010
It seems to me that it really is the responsibility of the "Animal Control Director" to know how many dogs Ns. Anthony is keeping. There are limits on how many dogs someone can have in a private residence within city limits, and those laws really should be enforced regardless of how "responsible" the breeder "seems."
Carla Surber

Brownsville, CA

#5 Jan 17, 2010
It is estimated that 9.6 million dogs and cats are euthanized annually in U.S. animal shelters. There is nothing "responsible" about breeding dogs.
Lifelong Vallejoan

Castro Valley, CA

#6 Jan 17, 2010
The limit in the City of Vallejo is 4 dog per lot. No one has been able to confirm exactly how many Ms. Anthony has as she is very uncooperative. This is not a code enforcement issue (the # of dogs she has), however the state in which she keeps her property and the running of a business from her private residence is. It would be interesting to know if she has a business license (probably not), but if so how does she get around the ordinance which bans advertisement of that home-based business? I know I cannot place signs, etc as a home-based business owner.
Al Ballard: If the place has a foul odor about it constantly, lodge a complaint with Animal Control and/or Code Enforcement, and action will be taken.
Lil Woofer: Leash laws are in place to protect the citizens from dogs/dog bites/etc. There is not a city/county/state in the country that does not have them. The leash law does not indicate that it does not apply to "the waterfront area" or any other area. No such thing is specifically designated in the code (7.24.010 VMC, if you care to look it up). Interestingly enough, though, it does indicate that the leash on which you walk and control your dog cannot be longer than 8 feet, however everywhere you go you constantly see these people with those extendable leashes that roll out to 20 feet long!
Dave1021: I am sure Animal Control does not care how much a "responsible" breeder she appears to be... if she is over the limit of allowed dogs (again, 4) then she is over the limit.
Carla Surber

Brownsville, CA

#7 Jan 17, 2010
Sorry. Should have looked more closely. According to American Humane Society it's estimated at 3.7 million, not 9.6, for 2008. But I maintain my initial assertion.
marlene

San Jose, CA

#8 Jan 17, 2010
This newspaper only runs the little b.s. stories like there is not other things gi=oing on in Vallejo. Like the story on Hoganreaders may want to know other things like what will happen to Springstown M.S. or how will it inpact the community? These reporters need to find the right stories to tell.
Donna from Texas

Desoto, TX

#9 Jan 17, 2010
I first learned about Susan and her amazing Carolina dogs in 2003 and am the proud owner of 2 of Susan's exceptional Carolina dogs. We purchased a female December 2003 and recently the female's half brother in July 2009. I have visited Susan's home and seen her dogs. I could write a novel about how superb this breed is. Susan is to be commended regarding her decision to carefully breed this genetically rare and ancient breed. In so doing, she is a rare find. Too many breeders today are unqualified, which creates a multitude of repeat physical and social issues for the dogs and their owners, due to the breeders lack of knowledge of dogs in general. Too many breeders are today are more interested in the money and could care less about the dogs being bred and their resulting puppies. Although I am sad to learn of Susan's decision to postpone future litters, I commend her for her reason. This is how a breeder who's best interest is for the benefit of the breed and dogs in general thinks vs. all else. I've remained in touch with Susan over the years and know her to be a rare breed herself. I thank God for Angels like Susan who truly care about their 4 legged friends as she does. Thanks Susan!!!!!
ol cal on regatta

Vallejo, CA

#10 Jan 17, 2010
Lifelong Vallejoan wrote:
The limit in the City of Vallejo is 4 dog per lot. No one has been able to confirm exactly how many Ms. Anthony has as she is very uncooperative. This is not a code enforcement issue (the # of dogs she has), however the state in which she keeps her property and the running of a business from her private residence is. It would be interesting to know if she has a business license (probably not), but if so how does she get around the ordinance which bans advertisement of that home-based business? I know I cannot place signs, etc as a home-based business owner.
Al Ballard: If the place has a foul odor about it constantly, lodge a complaint with Animal Control and/or Code Enforcement, and action will be taken.
Lil Woofer: Leash laws are in place to protect the citizens from dogs/dog bites/etc. There is not a city/county/state in the country that does not have them. The leash law does not indicate that it does not apply to "the waterfront area" or any other area. No such thing is specifically designated in the code (7.24.010 VMC, if you care to look it up). Interestingly enough, though, it does indicate that the leash on which you walk and control your dog cannot be longer than 8 feet, however everywhere you go you constantly see these people with those extendable leashes that roll out to 20 feet long!
Dave1021: I am sure Animal Control does not care how much a "responsible" breeder she appears to be... if she is over the limit of allowed dogs (again, 4) then she is over the limit.
i got a few over here on mare island that think the whole place is for walking dogs off the lead. and some have those stupid extendable cords. thanks for posting the rule.
Sonny Mabidtch

San Mateo, CA

#11 Jan 17, 2010
Great photo of the dog licking all up on the woman after it just lick it's ass!
Sam Kurshan

United States

#12 Jan 17, 2010
From 2003 through 2006 I lived across the street from Susan Anthony. During that time she not only was my neighbor, she also became my friend. I have been in her home and I have had the wonderful experience of seein some of her beautiful, well bred and well trained dogs grow from puppies into adulthood. Never during that process did Susan show anything but extreme care, patience and love for her dogs which can only be equated with the 0love of a nurturing mother for a child.
It takes a selfless person to devote their time to raising and taking care of mans best friend to the extent Susan does. If some of us took care of our families as well as our dogs in the exceptional way Susan does, Vallejo would be a better place.
Good luck and God Bless you Susan!
Whitey McKrackin

Napa, CA

#13 Jan 17, 2010
Sam Kurshan wrote:
From 2003 through 2006 I lived across the street from Susan Anthony. During that time she not only was my neighbor, she also became my friend. I have been in her home and I have had the wonderful experience of seein some of her beautiful, well bred and well trained dogs grow from puppies into adulthood. Never during that process did Susan show anything but extreme care, patience and love for her dogs which can only be equated with the 0love of a nurturing mother for a child.
It takes a selfless person to devote their time to raising and taking care of mans best friend to the extent Susan does. If some of us took care of our families as well as our dogs in the exceptional way Susan does, Vallejo would be a better place.
Good luck and God Bless you Susan!
By "I lived across the street" Sam means he parked his car on her street for extended periods of time. By "I have been in her home" he means after she left he would sneak in and eat her food and use her restroom.
Union Man

United States

#14 Jan 17, 2010
How does this woman get away with having a breeding operation in a residential neighborhood? The way she has her property all walled off...it looks like $hit. It's time for her neighbors to pull the plug on this illegal operation. Dog breeders make attorneys look like a noble bunch.
VtownBeatdown

San Jose, CA

#15 Jan 17, 2010
Next time you see a dog off leash call the cops and hold your breath.
Vallejo Gal

Vallejo, CA

#17 Jan 18, 2010
It is obvious that Ms Anthony is running an illegal business out of her home.... Google her and you will even see pictures of the dogs on her porch. Six of them....
Brian Matthew

Miami, FL

#18 Jan 18, 2010
Many of you seem to have no respect for what Susan is doing with this breed. Since most of you don't own these dogs, you have no idea how wonderful they are as pets and part of the pack. If the dogs were a nuisance in the neighborhood, don't you think something would have been done about it by now? Appears as if some of you like to complain just for the sake of it. Sad.

We purchased two dogs from Susan. You can view pictures of them here:
http://luna-skyler.phanfare.com/

Before you rush to judgement, you may want to learn more about this amazing breed. Thank you Susan for introducing us to them and letting us share the world from their eyes.
Brian Matthew

Miami, FL

#19 Jan 18, 2010
Since you don't own these dogs, your comment shows just how ignorant you are.
dog lover wrote:
those dogs are nasty animals! they are like a pack when off leash and very scary if you happen upon them as i have.
i know she has at least 5 of them as she drives them around in her truck or little yellow car all the time. i am not sure of the limit of dogs that you can own in one house but i am sure she is breaking the law and code enforcement should be notified!
Amy M

Springfield, VA

#20 Jan 18, 2010
Susan is a well-known international expert on the Carolina dog breed. The city of Vallejo is lucky to have her and her puppies.
Rob

Springfield, VA

#21 Jan 18, 2010
Susan has been so helpful informing owners around the country about this wonderful breed. She has always been generous with her time and knowledge. She has been invaluable in helping my wife and I raise our Carolina dog and this kindness is via the internet and email. You should be happy to have such a wonderful person living near by.

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