(Closed) To adopt or not to adopt…

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

This has nothing to do with your post…but my dog’s name is Gabby and I regularly call her “Doodle Bug” or “Gabby Doodles”.  Just found it strange, and when I first saw your username, I thought it was my dog, hahahaha.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

First, I would find out why they want to rehome him.  Is it simply because they don’t have time/energy/finances/whatever for a second dog, or is it a problem with the baby (good with kids doesn’t necessarily mean good with babies)?  This is something to find out if you intend to have children yourself.  It would be a shame to adopt him and take him into your family, then have a baby of your own and have him uprooted again.

Because the job lead sounds promising, I would ask if they could keep him for another couple weeks until you find out for sure if you are getting the job or not.  If you don’t get it, it’s up to you to decide if you want to take on the expense or not.  But small dogs don’t eat much, and I am sure he already has a dog bed, bowls, toys, collar, etc. that would come with him, so that would save you some initial expense, and if he’s healthy and has had his shots/check-up fairly recently, that should save you some expense, too. Hopefully by the time he needs shots again, you’ll have a job.  Do keep in mind that accidents/emergencies can and do happen, so that is a potential unexpected expense that can add up quickly.  

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I understand your dilemma, but if you’re financially strained, I would not adopt the dog. My heart completely goes out to you regarding this situation, but giving a home to a dog isn’t just about money. You need to commit your time and effort.  Maybe you need time away from looking for a job, but maybe you’re so busy looking for a job, you can’t look after a dog. Whatever your situation is, I hope your job situation works out! Good luck! 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Well that is difficult, you want to get a dog, but now might not be the right time. However this pup is in a dilemma because he is a good pup and all of a sudden his family doesn’t want him anymore πŸ™ What will he think? Dogs have feelings too it’s just heart breaking to think that they will be breaking him of his pack.

I think that if they are so desperate to get rid of him that they would give him to a shelter than I would just take him because it’s not his fault that they decided to have a baby and all of a sudden he isn’t a family member anymore.

I think if that is the case you should take him in and then try to find a very loving home for him if you can’t take him permanently. That’s what I would do, but then again it is a money issue and that’s always difficult.

That’s a tough one, but my advice would be don’t let that pup sit in a shelter wondering what happened. πŸ™  good luck, I wish I could take him. things like this are so upsetting.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

If you can handle the $30-50 monthly expenses and the $100 or so annual vet bills, I would go for it if you feel like the dog would be a good fit for your family.  And I’m definitely with @Miss Apricot: on finding out why they want to rehome him. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Awww, don’t let that babe go to a shelter. If your job leads look promising, give it a try. If it ends up not working, the pup will just go to a shelter like it would have originally (unless you can find a good home).

Hope everything works out for you and that the pup gets a nice new home.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I wanna say ‘Adopt! Adopt! Adopt!” but that’s the softie animal lover in me talking. It sounds like he has all the right criteria youre looking for and he’s such a cutie! But then again I’m the kind of person who puts my pets’ needs before my own, even financially, so I’m not really one to give logical advice on this.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Oh, he’s adorable!  Which, if he DOES go to a shelter, increases his odds of being adopted.  Hopefully it doesn’t come to that.  Keep us posted!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

@AbbyDabbyDoodleBug: OH – MY – GOD! What an ADORABLE face! He looks like a complete sweetheart. I think he would bring alot of happiness to you both! I say give it a try! I mean look at that face!!!! I just love dog faces. πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Ok.  He is WAY too cute.  That HAS to be illegal!  You’re doing an excellent job of being logical but I’ll bet you guys can do it.  πŸ˜‰

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