How did you move forward/ cope after having to rehome a pet

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Worker bee

I would suggest focusing on the fact that your ultimately doing what’s best for your dog. A trainer who is knowledgeable in your dogs issues is going to be able to help him. Remember that your dog is going to be much happier and safer when he learns some more appropriate behaviours. This way in the future when he’s adopted out he will be in a safer and happier situation. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee

I think the best thing you can do is donate money to that rescue so they can feed and take care of him. While this won’t help 100%, at least you know your dog isn’t taking away much needed funds for other dogs. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

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michik :  that’s great and will definitely help. This way it won’t feel like you’ve completely abandoned the dog. You’re at least partially supporting him. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Can you perhaps work with the trainer with the intent of having him come home?  It is apparent you love him very much.  Maybe with some focused training and the two of you working with the trainer, you can bring him home at some point.  In the meantime, if he needs to stay with the rescue (is he in a foster home?), you can provide for his food and expenses during this time.

Post # 7
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Newbee

I’ve seen people not make this choice, and have it turn out pretty tragically: the dog bites someone and has to be put down. By returning him to professionals you’ve given him a chance instead of risking a tragedy for him (and possibly someone else). 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

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michik :  engage is a troll…just trying to stir the pot. Don’t feel bad! 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

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violet90 :  I thought this myself. Would you and the rescue be willing to work together with the intention of him coming back with y’all?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

He was your foster dog, so you were caring for him with the intent that he would find his forever home.  By getting him the help he needs, you are getting him closer to his forever home. Some dogs have needs that the foster parent isn’t capable of resolving, so it’s more responsible to get the dog the help he needs so he can be safe and get I to his forever home.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Pit bulls with behavioral problems are ticking timebombs. While it’s obviously sad to lose a pet, and you maybe feel like you failed him, you absolutely did the right thing. There are hundreds of cases where people didn’t take action and they or their family members were mauled or killed by the pit bull. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

You did what is best for him. A lot of people would’ve have (selfishly) kept him even though it would not be best for him. By giving him back, he gets the training and attention he needs, and he’ll potentially find a home which will be the perfect fit for him. Too many people keep pets that they can’t handle and then ignore them. This is a good thing that you did.

My second dog was rehomed to me (eventually). Thank god because he is a great dog, but he really had too much energy for an older couple, and he really needed a dog brother. Had the couple waited out his puppy-hood, they would have loved him, but selfishly, I’m glad I have him now. 

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Can you visit him sometimes?

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