Post # 61
after 13yrs the “allergy” excuse is bullsh!t, the owner just doesn’t want an elderly dog with vet bills on the horizon
and even if the owner does have allergies- so does everyone else now! nearly everyone i’ve talked to irl and online are complaining “I’ve never had allergies before now, wtf?!”– it’s because all the sever pollution problems over in China are making its way over here, air travels, duh! Look at the pics of China, brown clouds and everyone wearing masks. We’re not experiencing regular allergies, our bodies are reacting to new environmental pollution.
Post # 62
Dog is located in the Netherlands — but that is so sweet of you!
Post # 63
Wow, that is an insane amount of money and medical intervention. I think most people would have walked from the relationship early on (i.e. dogs = deal breaker) or insisted on the dogs being rehomed. Kudos to you for your dedication — but I would definitely consider your situation extenuating circumstances for rehoming!
You’re right, I was quick to judge. It’s just crazy to me that A. allergies developed after 13 years of having the dog (I know..possible..but rare) B. The allergies are SO severe that they can’t be managed
I should give them kudos that they are doing this through a private rehoming site and didn’t just drop the dog at a shelter. But the cynical side of me still feels that this poor dog isn’t being given the commitment he deserves.
Post # 64
well, I wouldn’t adopt a pet if I was renting for a start
Post # 65
our circumstances have changed since getting a dog and man theres days i wish we could rehome her as we would save soo much on a new rental, assuming we find one to begin with, but i would never see it as a feasible option. I saw a girl a couple of weeks ago giving away her dog and cat because shed just got married and wanted to move home so her and her husband could save for a house. I wanted to punch her through the screen. We would have the same option if we rehomed our dog, but she is a part of our family, i truly see it in the same vein as giving a kid up for adoption.
Post # 66
But certainly in most cases an owner could tough the allergies out for a bit with a dog that doesn’t have much time… I would! I have chronic asthma so I am familiar.
I am allergic to kitties! It turns out my asthma is primarily triggered by allergies. I take a wealth of medication and deal. My two feline babies will never go anywhere. My sometimes wheezy or sneezy life is worth it. I just picture their lives!
Dog was abandoned as a kid, and he’s really screwed up over it still. He has confinement anxiety and separation anxiety. He has been a pain in the ass, but he’s also my best friend and little 50 pound baby. No way is he going anywhere.
Also I would live in my car and be homeless before giving up these guys. So serious.
Post # 67
I don’t mean to fight with you but I don’t understand how that could ever be out of your control? Adoption contracts don’t say “I’ll keep this pet while I’m in my current place.” They say “I will commit to this pet for the remainder of its life.” That’s the whole point, otherwise it’s treating a living creature like a library book. The expense and difficulty of moving with a pet should be considered BEFORE adoption. There’s no shame in passing because it seems too hard – at all! But there is shame in adopting, which is a lifetime committment, and then deciding it’s too much hassle to move into a pet friendly apartment.
Post # 68
Your analogy makes little to no sense to me. A dog is absolutely not the same as a child. I can tell you right now who’d be the first thing out my house if she’d ever show aggression towards my child much less bite him. You do realize there’s a big difference consequence wise with a toddler biting a baby than a hundred something pound canine right?
Recently there’s been a case locally where a dog decapitated a 5 month old baby because she was ill trained/treated by previous owners. My heart still aches and my blood still boils at that situation. This to say, there’s no way I was keeping a dog like that around my child, all in the hopes of rehabilitation.
Kid trumps dog a million times over, there’s isn’t even a remote comparison. Okay rant over.
Post # 70
Allergies can develope later in life and can be life threatening. I wouldn’t be so quick to judge someone when you don’t know the story.
Post # 71
Chronic asthma that is controlled by medications, as yours is, is entirely different than chronic allergy induced asthma that IS not controlled by medications. It is truly life threatening. I take 4 inhalers daily in additions to 3 allergy medications, an antihistamine and am getting allergy shots and Xolair shots. The last asthma attack I had I had to epi-pen myself. This is not the sniffles.
Also, some people do not have access to the types and number of meds that I do, or pre-existing conditions preclude the use of them. We can’t judge this person who is having to re-home their pet without knowing their situation.
Post # 72
last time I checked, a chiuahua, a min, a teacup yorkie, etc DO NOT weigh 100 pounds. In fact, they often weight LESS than a baby, even a newborn.
So your opinion is yours, and mine is mine.
And yeah, a toddler bite can be worse than a Dog bite. As a baby, by sister was bit on the EYE by another child. Was that child put down? Nope. Not even an APOLOGY was required by the parents, or when she had to take her to the doctor, was the other parent even concerned that her child could have blinded by sister. So yeah, maybe my mom shou have demanded they put down that child. Oh yeah, it’s different right? And what about babies who harm an animal? Bite the animal? Pull on them? But the animal is supposed to take it right? Teach your child from infancy respect of an animal an many of these things wouldn’t happen. So if your child bit mine, you better bet your ass I’d be suing you for every penny you had.
So you probably just should never get a pet, not even a goldfish. Cause you know, if your child fell in the tank, it would be the fish’s fault.
Post # 73
Both my dad and I have developed asthma in our adult years. While mine is fine with our indoor dog, his is not. He tries to manage his asthma, but having dogs is making his life miserable and it’s sad to see him struggle. He and my mom won’t be getting rid of their dogs, so rehoming isn’t the issue in this case, for now. But, I just wanted to you stop and think before you judge another circumstance. My dad is older and if his quality of life continues decline because of his adult onset asthma, maybe they’ll have to rehome, who knows. But it’s not your place to judge what is “bullshit” or not. With that said, they would absolutely NEVER take a dog to a shelter. Myself or one of my siblings would take their dogs if need be.
Post # 74
I know some people who continually rehome their dogs when they don’t want them anymore…then proceed to bring home a new puppy less than a year later. It happens over and over again, and makes me sick.
Post # 75
There you go making little to no sense again.
But you are right about one thing, your opinion is yours and mine is mine.Thank goodness yours carry absolutely no weight in a humanely functioning society, cause it sounds you’d have a baby put down for harming a dog. Yeah good luck with that.