Who gets to keep the dog?

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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5932 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@leisha606:  I honestly don’t think its going to be a problem, his employers covered the costs because they’re good people, not because they own the dog.  I wouldn’t even bring her up when I told them I had found another job, if you’re feeding her, living with her and taking care of her, she’s yours and that’s that.  If you want to hedge your bets, go register and license the dog yourselves in your name…possession is nine tenths of the law, and honestly if he’s leaving this place, it won’t matter if they’re mad about it anyway.

There was no agreement about the surgery of cost thereof being conditional on her remaining in the custody of the business….they just wanted to help.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@leisha606:  Aww, she’s so precious! 

I don’t think your SO’s bosses would keep you from taking her, especially since they’ve noted that, basically,  she isn’t very interesting when he’s not around, lol. And she’s been living with you. Maybe they’ll want to be paid back, but they shouldn’t require it all right away.

I’ve never formally put in two weeks notice before, so I don’t know what the best type of phrasing is, but maybe he could say something about how he was offered a job that’ll enable him to afford a place with a yard, to subtly hint at “that our dog can play in.”

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@leisha606:  i would be honest with them. people respect honesty and generosity, you’ve definitely got the latter, so encourage your husband to tell them that ‘i’ve gotten a wonderful offer at x, and i think it’s the right move for our family. i’ve loved working here etc. i wanted to talk to you about missy – my wife and i have become really attached to her and would like to give her a home – i hope i’m not out of line, and i know how generous you’ve been to pay for her surgery. do you think that would be a good solution?’

they’ll probably be thrilled that missy will have a great home and respect that he was honest with them. 

good luck!

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I would just go the honest route and say that he’s considering leaving the company because he had an offer he can’t refuse, but that he wants to make sure that he can bring “our dog” with him.  He knows she goes to the work place during the day, but she lives with you two and is very attached to you as her owners.  Is that something that the boss thinks is reasonable?

Something like that.

Post # 8
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8914 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

@peonyinlove:  lol, I basically copied you exactly!  Great minds…

Post # 9
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508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

oh my god, that dog is so adorable.  I bet they let you take her without an issue.  However, I BEG you to get a place to stay that allows dogs ASAP.

Post # 12
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1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@leisha606:  Ahhh… I think they realize that she’s become part of your family and will let you keep her. I don’t have much advice… but CUTE dog… Reminds me of mine 🙂

 

 

Post # 14
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1059 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@leisha606:  Mine is a pound puppy (well she was 4 years ago), so I’m not sure. Vet said she may be part Basenji. She is definatly the smartest dog I’ve ever owned. She’s small, about 25 lbs or so. How big is yours?

Post # 16
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493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@leisha606:  Awww what a doll! I hope everything works out and y’all get to keep her.

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