(Closed) Doggie Dilemma! Need Advice!!

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Tell her what you just said here. It’s pretty straightforward. Give her the address and phone number for the animal shelter and tell her if she wants a dog she can go there. 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

beba_beato:  Are there any documents that name her as owner/co-owner? I’m asking just in case she decided to claim rights over the dog.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

beba_beato:  If it’s been over 6 months since she last saw him, what’s the impetus for the situation now? Is she contacting you to see him again currently? I would let her know that it is not her dog and unfortunately you aren’t able to accomodate her requests anymore and she should stop asking. Let her know it’s not ok for her to reach out to you guys anymore. If the issue is just that she is calling it “her dog” and it annoys you, I completely understand, but there’s probably not much that you can do about that part. It sounds like you guys have let her see the dog in the past, I would stop allowing that going forward.

As another poster said, your only “real” problem might come if she has any documentation of ownership of the dog, but only you/your husband know if a) she has anything like that or b) if she’s the type of person to take you to court over something like this.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

As long as there is no documentation showing her as the owner your husband should just stop responding or say no.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

She can’t claim any rights over the dog. You have vet records for the past several years. Even if she has adoption papers from before that, you have vet papers for years after so she has no legal rights. If she took you to court the judge would look at her and laugh. 

This is pretty common and since people typically do not transfer titles of ownership for pets, the person who is financially responsible for the pet is considered the owner. 

Post # 8
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9527 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

“no” is a simple sentence that conveys a strong message

Post # 9
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2600 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Yeah, this is weird. It’d be one thing if they really did share custody of the dog, or if she came by 1-2x week and had a real demonstrated attachment to the dog, but after 6 months? That’s like, she was bored or she needed a hug that day. 

Second MrsBeck: –unless there is a legal reason to do so, don’t bother. 

Your dog is so adorable, btw!  

Post # 10
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5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

Stop allowing her to see the dog. Tell her no. If she shows up at your house and refuses to leave, call the police.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

My SO’s ex just asks for a picture every now and then for the dog they got together. That doesn’t bother me. However when she asked once for us to drive 6 ours so she could see him, I said hell no. And that is that. The dog is not hers. You have control. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

beba_beato:  She has no backing. If your SO paid the bills for the dog…then legally I believe the dog is his. Find all vet documents from when they were together. 

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper

beba_beato:  Just so all you ladies know she is drama crazy and would take it to court!

Let her try. Your Darling Husband can claim abandonment. You have a clearly documented history that she has not cared for or supported this dog for quite a long time. Just ignore her requests.

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