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Michael Vick Shows Up At Dog Training Class With Belgian Malinois

Michael Vick posing with a PetSmart employee and his puppy, Angel.
Michael Vick posing with a PetSmart employee and his puppy, Angel.

Michael Vick, the most famous Dogfighter in the world, oh, and an NFL quarterback, was spotted at a dog training classes at his local PetSmart, with his Belgian Malinois puppy, Angel.

Vick served federal prison time for running a dog fighting ring in his backyard. During the court hearings, witnesses testified that he cruelly tortured and killed dogs that lost in the ring, by hanging, shooting, drowning and electrocuting them.

And now he’s signed up for six, Monday Night training classes at his local PetSmart.

Has this world gotten crazier? Are we living in the Matrix? Or, is Vick doing the right and responsible thing?

That’s up to you to decide.

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karen
karen
7 years ago

No words! Just so SHOCKED that he is allowed to have a dog. I don’t care that “he served his time”. He should NOT have a dog!!!!! Just sad!

Karalyne Watembach
7 years ago
Reply to  karen

He served time in prison on federal racketeering charges this piece of crap never did ONE day in jail for what he did to those dogs

Jamie
Jamie
7 years ago

You got that right..i am so sick and tired of hearing idiots saying “oh he served his time” bullshit he did..he will never have served his time for what he did to those babies…damn Mike Vick to hell

Julz Grafton
7 years ago
Reply to  Jamie

he will never serve his time, i will be satisfied when he’s suffered the same fate as those dogs

Lisa M Fiore
Lisa M Fiore
7 years ago
Reply to  Julz Grafton

amen!!

Antie Moe
7 years ago

I’m with you!!

Susan Perkel
7 years ago

Maybe he thinks it’s to train dogs to be fighters! 🙁
There is NO way in Hell should he be allowed to own an animal again!

Sally
Sally
7 years ago
Reply to  Susan Perkel

That is exactly what I thought

Susan Ellington Traceski

I thought he wasn’t allowed any more animals?!?!

Linda Giacchino-Palma
7 years ago

BOYCOTTING PetSmart!!!! While NEVER shop there again!!!!!

Barb
Barb
7 years ago

Don’t hold it against Petsmart. They did not give him the dog. The best thing now is for the trainer to do her/his best job and hope that him having to take the dog out in public keeps this dog safe… at least for the time that it is in class

Kait
Kait
7 years ago
Reply to  Barb

Actually, Petsmart is known for banning any sort of “pitbull like dog” from their stores. So boycott away.

Kenn at Dog Files
7 years ago
Reply to  Kait

Actually, just for grooming. They don’t stop people from entering with any type of dog.

Krista
Krista
7 years ago
Reply to  Kait

I don’t think that’s true, at least for the classes. I took their training classes with my dog when we first adopted him and there was a pit mix in our beginner class and in our intermediate class. I don’t know about the grooming thing, though.

Gina Miner
7 years ago

WHERE THE HELL IS THAT PIT MIX HE “ADOPTED”???? IS IT DEAD? LOCKED AWAY FOR NO ONE TO FIND? HOW MANY DOGS DOES THIS DOG KILLER HAVE IN HIS POSSESSION?? WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON????

Phillies1Phan
Phillies1Phan
7 years ago
Reply to  Gina Miner

GOOD POINT @facebook-753517019:disqus !!!! INVESTIGATION TIME !!!!

Lisa M Fiore
Lisa M Fiore
7 years ago
Reply to  Gina Miner

he had a pit mix? omg, this is so ridiculous

Kim Rocha
Kim Rocha
7 years ago

I thought he was banned for life from owning a dog??

Becky Toney
7 years ago

I thought he was barred from owning any more dogs. Sad. I believe you must have a compassionate heart before you can own a dog.

Desiree Wallis
Desiree Wallis
7 years ago

I thought he wasn’t allowed to own animals?

Wendy Hendon
7 years ago
Reply to  Desiree Wallis

not true the us human society CEO said he stood behind Vick to be a dog owner again, right after he was released from prison for federal racketeering charges. Human Society is no better then PETA !!!!!!!!!!!!

Desiree Wallis
Desiree Wallis
7 years ago

Everyone else already said that, I just read the other comments. lol. Sorry for repeating us all.

FA in GA
FA in GA
7 years ago

My question is where did he get the dog! That is the place to start to right this unconscionable wrong!!!

mona19595
mona19595
7 years ago
Reply to  FA in GA

Sadly someone could have gotten the dog for him and probably did

Ginny Mcintosh
7 years ago
Reply to  FA in GA

exactly!!!!!

hannahphe
hannahphe
7 years ago

Really? Men who beat their wives are able to have a relationship again, and most likely, they didn’t serve time…and A LOT of time. He was dead wrong, but let the guy live his life. I think there are far more pressing issues in this world than Vick owning (and training) a dog…

farm gal
farm gal
7 years ago
Reply to  hannahphe

true.

Sandy Jackson
7 years ago
Reply to  hannahphe

HE DOESNT DESERVE AN OTHER DOG, LOOK AT THE ONES THIS POS MURDERED AND HAD THE DOGS RAPED TOP BREED. NO HE DOESNT DESERVE ANOTHER DOG, PERIOD.

Sally
Sally
7 years ago
Reply to  hannahphe

Most men that beat their wives continue being abusers, either to their children or their 2nd wife. I can’t tell if you are a man or a woman so I don’t know if you’ve been beaten or the beater but believe…..abusers (physically or mentally) don’t just stop.

hannahphe
hannahphe
7 years ago
Reply to  Sally

Most…key to the point.

Carter Rosemond
7 years ago

He was only banned from owning a dog for 3 years. He said, this was a few months ago when that ban was ending, that he wanted to get a dog for his kids. Don’t boycott PetSmart. He has a dog now, too late, so he might as well get the dog some training. Don’t punish the trainer. He should never have been allowed to own a dog, that’s the worst part. Get your kids another type of pet. I still don’t think he should have any pets. Boo hoo, my kids want a dog. Well, then you shouldn’t have been a dog murderer. Vicktory dog reunion next week at Best Friends.

Not falling for it!
Not falling for it!
7 years ago

He’s not getting training at petsmart for training sake. It’s all PR. That’s it. He has the money to go anywhere. He wants the good PR. Screw him & petsmart for allowing him to use them to boost his PR!! They are doing it for the free advertising to his stupid fans. Don’t be fooled.

Julz Grafton
7 years ago

of course it’s for pr, he’s a cold blooded animal abuser, this isn’t for anything but his own image

Julz Grafton
7 years ago

oh the old ‘it’s for the kids’ crap. i don’t care what the reason is, he should not have one end of story

Dee
Dee
7 years ago

He should not be allowed to be near any animal never mind own a dog or have anything to do with them – This flaw in the law is what make the system not work and these kinds of scumbags just get away with it or are back doing the same thing again in no time – it is wrong !!!!!

Dee
Dee
7 years ago

I suspect something fishy – and if so, some poor animal might have to pay the price for his next inhumane greedy selfish act…. not fair, not just, its a disgrace that he is still allowed to be involved with dogs – I mean are child molesters allowed to hang around with children or go and work at a school?

farm gal
farm gal
7 years ago

EVERYONE deserves another chance.

Sandy Jackson
7 years ago
Reply to  farm gal

NOT THIS A$$ HOLE.

cathylynn127
cathylynn127
7 years ago

this should not even get any publicity. not news worthy. throw him to a pack of wolves…………

Rdot
Rdot
7 years ago
Reply to  cathylynn127

Wolves are not killers of people. This animal is also suffering terribly from “bad press” spreading lies about their behavior.

Marie Diamond
Marie Diamond
7 years ago

I just called Pet Smart corporate and they said they are aware of the picture and are checking into how and why it was posted. I called 888-839-9638 pressed 0 and then asked to be transferred to someone about this picture. Please call and complain also.
. This is equilivant to putting a picture up of a pedophile at a day care center. *&^%%$#%^&*

Jj White
7 years ago

Would you rather he went back underground? Smarten up people, you’re still resentful of his success and his comeback. Don’t dwell on the past, rather, put your energies into ensuring it never happens again. He could very well be what tilts the scales against the dog abusers.

Sandy Jackson
7 years ago
Reply to  Jj White

do you really believe this , excuse me once a pos always a pos, hes not sorry for killing those dogs, sorry he got caught. but like i said there is a special place in hell for vick.

Kelly Kirsch
7 years ago

A Belgian Malinois is hardly what you would call a family pet. They are highly intelligent, bred to guard, attack, snif for bombs, drugs and other contraband. Oh and the Nazis were fond of using them to keep the Jews in line. Also a Belgian was used in the team that took out Bin Laden.

Sandy Jackson
7 years ago
Reply to  Kelly Kirsch

so maybe the a$$ hole is thinking about dogfighting again. hes not sorry for killing those dogs, just sorry his a$$ got caught. people better watch that dog and the pos, so that this dog doesnt get killed by this pos.

HOlivera
HOlivera
7 years ago
Reply to  Kelly Kirsch

You are correct. The Belgian Malinois is a highly intelligent K9; they are also very eager to please which is why security and policing personnel use them. Their learning capabilities far surpass those of “sit, stay, and fetch” but understand that they learn and are trained to carry out commands just like any other dog; they are not “bred to guard and attack.”

Also, just so everyone knows the overall natural disposition of a Belgian Malinois is loving, playful, and loyal…they love to be social and yes, they make excellent family pets (particularly in families with children).

I understand that you may be upset about Vick having a dog; however, as a pet advocate, I have to say that your correlation of a Belgian Malinois to “keeping Jews in line” is almost as offensive. This is the same line of thinking that has caused pit bulls to have such a bad reputation. Your comment almost insinuates that this breed is “bred to hate” and nothing could be further from the truth. Just like any dog (or any human for that matter), a Belgian Malinois will learn what it is taught and will become what its owner/environment creates.

kerri976
kerri976
7 years ago
Reply to  HOlivera

amen!

Ginny Mcintosh
7 years ago
Reply to  HOlivera

exactly!

k9
k9
7 years ago
Reply to  Kelly Kirsch

A friend of mine is a police officer, his K9 partner is a Belgian Malinois. That dog is extremely intelligent and protects my friend on a daily basis at work. Pictures of him during training are truly frightening. That same dog goes home with my friend every night. There is absolutely nothing frightening about him when he is letting a 1 year old climb on him and pull his ears. When he is not “on the job”, a family pet is exactly what he is. Any breed of dog can be a family pet, it is all about how they are raised.

Ginny Mcintosh
7 years ago
Reply to  Kelly Kirsch

they are a very loving and loyal pet, a good family dog, wonderful watch dog. We have one, yes she is very choosey with who she trusts in our home, but we feel safe and we love her to pieces, we wouldn’t trade her for anything. its all in how they are brought up.

Vicki
Vicki
7 years ago

This horrible person should NEVER have been allowed to be around animals of ANY kind! What the Hell is wrong with our world? Just about everything! And to think he had the balls to have his picture put on here! The sick psycho!!!!!!!!

Jessica Swaim Harding
7 years ago

to be honest Vick disgusts me but i would love to see him take his experience and help dogs especially by making an impact on young people everywhere who think what he did was ok. If he were to actively combat animal cruelty i feel he could do a lot of good but having said that I really have no faith in vick’s moral compass whatsoever.

FED UP
FED UP
7 years ago

Do you understand human studies on psychology? Most killers are linked to killing animals before jumping up to humans. ODD link with him and football being so violent too??!! This man has done his time sure for everything outside of what makes us in society the most sick, KILLING AND BEATING animals to death.

Sally
Sally
7 years ago
Reply to  FED UP

I’m sure that vick got some sick pleasure from killing the dogs. Come on, normal people wouldn’t be able to do the things he did and live with themselves.

Julz Grafton
7 years ago
Reply to  Sally

of course he did sally, he was taking pleasure by punishing them for losing. i’m sure he didn’t have tears running down his cheeks while doing it

Michelle Ingrodi
7 years ago

Michael Vick did NOT serve time for running a dog fighting ring. Please do your research an understand what he did time for. It’s the reason that those in rescue are so angry.

Sandy Jackson
7 years ago

he didnt serve time for dogfighting it was something to do with gambling, i believe.

Kathleen Eaton
7 years ago

I’d only let Vick near an animal again if his hands and feet were tied and the dog was trained to kill. Let him have a taste of what he dealt out to his dogs!!

Sandy Jackson
7 years ago
Reply to  Kathleen Eaton

i totally agree Kathleen.

Anne W.-Tucson AZ
Anne W.-Tucson AZ
7 years ago

After Wayne Pacelle of Humane Society of the US allowed him to adopt a dog (probably for a huge donation) I stopped supporting them, and I believe many others have too.

Pamela Wells
7 years ago

Wayne Pacelle is an ass. vick should never even be allowed NEAR another animal, ever!

Julz Grafton
7 years ago

well that wayne is no better than vick himself

Ginny Mcintosh
7 years ago

I guess money still talks, the hell with the humane society for me anymore, they don’t care about animals, only getting their $. now I wonder how much of it goes to the care of the poor animals….

Larry W. Evinger
7 years ago

The HSUS is a fraud… I do not support any organization that is pro-B.S.L. & the fact.they support Vick makes them even more disgusting..

Sandy Jackson
7 years ago

what an evil pos, he dont deserve a dog. oh well theres a special place in hell for him.

HOlivera
HOlivera
7 years ago

Someone said it earlier and I would just like to reiterate it: We don’t permit child molesters to be around children for the rest of their lives; why would we ever allow a dog-killer to be around dogs? Is an innocent dog’s life is only worth a 3-year ban?

Cherri
Cherri
7 years ago

I HATE judging people, but this is just wrong. He does not deserve anymore innocent beautiful creatures. The life (and/or death) he gave the others, was tragic and sick. Why can’t we please start checking people out more thoroughly before allowing them to own a beautiful and innocent creature????? WAKE UP WORLD.

Rachel
Rachel
7 years ago

What a sorry piece of shit! Someone needs to be investigating him again!! Once a crazy murderer always a crazy murderer!!!

lanedallas
lanedallas
7 years ago

Oh- I see he showed up with a small, friendly lap dog (heavy sarcasm). Shame, Petsmart.

Denise
Denise
7 years ago

The scum bag should STILL be in prison as far as I’m concerned! Too bad Vick doesn’t find himself in the fighting ring with a really angry dog! Why is it that we hold movie stars and athletes up as idols for our nation to worship? They prove over and over what they’re really all about; i.e., money and notoriety. What about the men and women who give their lives so we can be free? Those are the real heroes, not these “a” holes.

Sara Cashon Reichler
7 years ago

He should not have the privilege of having a dog. I hope that poor animal gets away from him ASAP. The world has indeed going mad.

Corey Miller
7 years ago

Looks like the dog is about to crap on his leg

Texas
Texas
7 years ago

After his crime!!! Are you kidding? He should not be allowed to ever own an animal of any kind again in his life!!! Not even a family pet!

Anna
Anna
7 years ago

Shame on PetSmart for allowing this creep through the doors and a dog training class to boot. Vick should be on a short leash and the dog should be taking him for training class.

squig
squig
7 years ago

Vick served time for funding a dog fighting operation, and not for racketeering. In court records, however, he admitted to killing dogs. The authorities realized that the penalties for funding the dog fighting operation were stiffer than for killing the dogs, which is why they pursued these charges instead.

Lisa Del Sordi
7 years ago

What idiot breeder actually sells Michael Vick a dog!!!!!!! He’s nothing but SCUM!

Alva Cado
Alva Cado
7 years ago
Reply to  Lisa Del Sordi

Breeders sell dogs and for the most part are in it for profit. Anyone with true compassion for animals would never give this a$$ wipe the time of day, much less put an animal in his evil hands. With the pet overpopulation problem, and thousands being euthanized every day, there is no such thing as a “responsible” breeder. It’s irresponsible to add to that problem. If you love the breed, you will go in to breed rescue. Spay & neuter. ADOPT don’t buy!

Breeder/Rescuer
Breeder/Rescuer
7 years ago
Reply to  Alva Cado

Alva, yes there is such a thing as a responsible breeder. I am a responsible breeder, I get all my health clearances for my dogs; I breed to only those dogs that do the same. I also will take back any of my dogs at any age. I am not alone there are RESPONSIBLE breeders out there, you just have to do your research. If all breeders are stopped and all the dogs have been adopted then what? I do both; I breed and adopt. Kudos for those that rescue and Kudos for the COE breeders. Stop knocking the responsible breeders; get to know us first.

Sandra Steakley
Sandra Steakley
7 years ago

nope he should not be allowed to own dogs or any other pet for that matter. he was very cruel and who’s to say if Angel doesn’t get the same if she has an accident on the rug.

cory koos
cory koos
7 years ago

The only way Vick should be close to a dog, is when the dog visits him, while he’s back in jail where he belongs!!!

Tally Calvert
7 years ago

I guess you do what the publicist tells you. It isn`t helping his image, it just brings back the horror those poor animals went through. For which he has never been punished or apologized or attempted to begin to try and change. Wouldn`t a public service message stating he did what he did, was sorry-and meant it, and encouraging others to report the same be a much better idea?

Peteyboy
Peteyboy
7 years ago

People grow up he’s trying to make amends, he knows he screwed up paid for it, and wants to prove to the world he’s a responsible pet owner.

Sally
Sally
7 years ago
Reply to  Peteyboy

Bullshit Peteyboy…..he’s not trying to make amends. His laughing in our faces.

Bunny Davidson
7 years ago

i wouldn’t let him adopt a cockroach!

Phillies1Phan
Phillies1Phan
7 years ago

THIS MAKES ME SICK !! THIS IS JUST WRONG ! .. What is WRONG WITH Pet Smart ?? So much for the “Smart Part {” — Not very Smart in my opinion !!! Im Mad !!

Jade
Jade
7 years ago

WTF???? I thought he was not allowed to own a dog ever again???

Confused
Confused
7 years ago

I thought the courts stated he could not have a dog after the prison sentence!

Jeannie Stephens Beal
7 years ago

I hope he takes a crap on his clean white shoes.

Sally
Sally
7 years ago

He’s probably taking the classes so he can train his dog to fight. He shouldn’t be allowed to own a dog or any animal. Hell, it should be against the law for him to have children. Heaven help the kids with his genes and mentality. What the FU@$!!! Normal people can not and would not do what he did to some of his dogs. He is a sick son of a bitch that laughing inside at all of us because he has a dog again. He’s just like a sexual predator except he’s an abuser and I’m sure got some kind of sick thrill or high from some of the methods he used to kill his dogs. I’m sure he hasn’t changed on the inside. He just says the right things in public. Damn!! This really pisses me off!!

AC
AC
7 years ago

I thought that the court said he could nit own a dog again.

AC
AC
7 years ago

Didn’t the court say he couldn’t own another dog? Sickening.

TERESA CALHOUN
TERESA CALHOUN
7 years ago

I HATE THAT SORRY SOB! HE SHOULD NOT EVEN BE ABLE TO OWN A DOG. SO A FINE AND A FEW YRS IN THE PEN MAKES UP FOR ALL OF THE TORTURE AND PAIN AND DEATH HIS DOGS HAD TO ENDURE AND FIGHT FOR THEIR LIVES? SCREW HIM!

dog lover
dog lover
7 years ago

he is just a piece of shit scum of the earth and should have never been able to own any kind of animal again the kids should have been punished for what he did and told no because of what your father did

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