And really, who can blame him? Dogs are pretty great.

Unfortunately Vick has a bit of a history with canis familiaris. Remember the rape stand? Bad times. Back to the original point, Vick told The Grio that in the future he’d like to be a dog owner. You know, the non-murderous kind. He believes that it could aid in his rehabilitation, plus his daughters really want a puppy.

Not everyone is on board. Andrew Sharp of SB Nation calls it a “terrible idea,” while Chris Chase, arbiter of timeliness and writer for Shutdown Corner, declares it “too soon.” He goes on to concede that, “In time, it might make sense for him to own a dog.” Which is pretty much what Vick meant when he said, “”I would love to get another dog in the future.”

By all accounts Vick has done a lot good work with the Humane Society since his release. I personally don’t have a problem with the Vick family adopting a dog in the future, as long as his friends at the Humane Society are on board. Just don’t let him adopt TWO dogs. That’s where the trouble starts.