the latest I have read is someone giving a dog back to a rescue because it ate a sandwich
I mean what the actual F??
When my other dog was a pup, I had just had a baby, my second one, my sister had died 6 months previously, I went out and left the dogs in the house and forgot to lock the kitchen door. The had literally emptied the whole of the fridge and freezer, even eaten frozen yorkshire puddings, there was food and sick everywhere! My first thought was;
1) I will have to take them to the vets 2) what a mess, this is going to take a long time to clean up 3) I will have to remember to lock the door in future, maybe a lock for the fridge would be a good idea 4) i am a bloody idiot
At no point did I think, i must get rid of the dogs WTF is wrong with people? Dogs aren't sodding rocket science
We had ddog for 5 months when I got pregnant. It was unbelievable how many people asked if we were going to keep her when the baby came
It had never even occured to me and dh. Ddog was part of the family. Baby would be part of the family. Any problems that might arise would be dealt with as and when.
I have actually broken contact with a friend (not very close but had known her for years) over the treatment of her dog. She had a 7yo dog and two children aged 3 and 7, but had to get rid of the dog because she didn't have time for it. Which in theory maybe, just maybe, would be fine, if I didn't know for a fact that she had extra (paid) childcare so that she had time for herself to go to the gym, go jogging, etc etc. Wtf not take some of that time and look after your bloody dog? How can get rid of a dog that had been with you for SEVEN YEARS?
I got one of my dogs at 14 weeks old because the owner found out she was pregnant with her second baby. I have 3 under 5 and now pregnant with DC4 and I wouldn't dream of rehoming one of my dogs because I have children.
Mine is a rescuse dog she had 2 pervoius owners one of which brought her back after 24 hours beacause she weed on the carpet.
I got her at 6mths house trained her it took a long while for her to settle even now after 7:5 yrs she a bit of a velrco dog she is the most loyal gentel animal you could ever.
I think people just dont realise they have to work with them to get them settled. When she came to us she had poorly tum and cost me 100 pounds at the cet with injections and meds it never occocured to me to take her back
My Lab/Collie cross was always getting threatened with getting taking to the local dog home as a pup. I always told her "next time you chew something I am taking you to Cardonald". I always wonder what she could have chewed that would have been so bad that I would have taken her back. She ate rugs, pulled up a brand new carpet, money, two mobile phones, skirting boards and a couch. She is 13 years old now and still with me All of which was down to me realising it was my inexperienced owner stupidity and not her fault. In her favour was she is the most loving and friendly dog. Which also did not stop people telling me I should get rid of her when I got pregnant. She had been part of the family for 6 years at that point ffs
I was discussing our dog and impending baby with Dh a few nights ago he said "I hope Ddog gets along with the baby otherwise we will have to rehome the baby" This from the man who once told me he hates dogs.