(Closed) no words can describe this feeling

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Oh wow, I’m so sorry.  I know this has to be a difficult to decision for your step-dad, it seems like he did what he could.  Did he ever get him checked out by a vet?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i am so sorry 🙁

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m so sorry.  I know it’s hard but it really seems like Spot had a problem with aggression and it would have been so horrible if he had actually truly hurt someone.  I understand how your stepdad can’t trust him to be around people, I don’t know if I could either.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh my gosh. That is so so so sad. I’m so sorry hon. I’m really shocked at your stepfather’s decision. I would have given Spot a chance at another obedience training school. I mean, you can’t have an aggressive or unpredictable animal (let’s face it, they’re animals underneath all the love and fur) that you can’t take on walks or to the park. I would worry that he might come after one of you if you took a toy he was playing with or something. I don’t know much about dogs or breeding, but I have to wonder if Spot has some kind of trauma in his background that makes him so aggressive towards specific types of people? Could you try talking to your stepfather as a family to see if he’ll give Spot another chance? Maybe you could look up some more obedience schools. Heck, I’d even try calling the Dog Whisperer show for an emergency intervention!

What a very sad situation for you all. Big (((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))))))))) sweetheart. The next few days are going to be so difficult for you. I’m so sorry.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I just wish you and your family the best during the difficult time. I still think, personally you should express to your step-dad how you feel.

 

Wishing you all the best.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

That is so sad. 🙁 I’m so sorry.

I would definitely press the issue with your step-dad and tell him your feelings. If you have the time, you can volunteer to be responsible for Spot’s training? Maybe that will change his mind. I’m so sorry.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

For lack of a better phrase, that sucks! I’m so sorry! (((((hugs))))

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

@babyboo: Yikes, my sister was attacked by a chow-chow when she was 10 or so.  Her and my dad both have german shepherds, and the chow-chow came around to attack and my sister tried to get rid of it and it bit her forehead.  Luckily it didn’t have rabies.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m so sorry!   As a kid, we had a german shepard that was a sweet girl around us, but terrible with other people.   She ended up biting a stranger who was riding his bike in front of our house.  We had to put her down too.  It was so sad, but, looking back…I think my parents made the right decision.

 

Oh a side note—maybe you should post of craigslist and see if anyone in your area is looking for a guard dog?  

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

@VirginiaMarie:Unfortunately, her step-dad has to indicate that it has a violent history; if it ever did bite someone else, he may be liable.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@beekiss2: Right, but for a gaurd dog—isn’t that ok?   Like, before we put our girl down–she went to live with a family who kept her as an outdoor dog, to protect their property.  ((Not the best life for a pet, but to be honest….she was more of an ‘animal’ than a ‘pet’)).  Anyways, it worked out well for a few months (until she ate 4 of their cats).  But anyways, some people are looking for gaurd dogs.  No?

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

@VirginiaMarie:  I’m not sure, but if he’s aggressive towards others then I don’t know how many people are willing to take a chance to have a guard dog bite them as an owner.  I know what you mean, my dad and sister’s shepherds are guard dogs but they’re also family pets; my dad has always had the rule, though, if a dog bit a human out of aggression then he’d have to put it down.  Now if a human climbed the 6 foot fence on his property, broke into the house, and was antagonistic, then that’s a different story.  And actually, my sister brought over a male friend once and my dad’s dog doesn’t like males all that well (she’s kind of leery of them), and he got into her area.  The friend went to grab the dog/wrestle the dog, and the dog grabbed my sister’s friend’s leg, didn’t bite down but held it as a warning.  Sometimes some dogs get violent and have to be put down, I really feel for the OP though.  By the way, if her step-dad did give away the dog, and there was bite history, homeowner’s insurance would go up for the new owner.  Certain breeds do cost homeowner’s/renter’s more money.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m so sorry!!! It does sound like this is for the best though. I’m sure it hurts! Hang in there.

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