(Closed) VENT!! So Irresponsible….

posted 10 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you can’t trust her to watch your dog, you need to crate him or take him to a puppy day care during the day. Nobody can truly watch a dog, literally, 24/7–they’re like babies! If he is sneaky, he is sneaky and he will find a way. Especially lab mixes–they are extra mischevious. Ours took a chunk of the house off. Maybe you could put a baby gate up to prevent him from going upstairs?

He is a cutie, though =]

Post # 5
1889 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m sorry to hear about that!  My dogs are small, but they’ve done some serious chewing-related damage–FI’s laptop cord, our phone chargers, straight through a wall, molding on the walls, carpet, every piece of Rock Band equipment we’ve ever owned… the list goes on!  It sounds like you are a wonderful and caring dog parent and I hope that your adorable Jetty gets better.  In the meantime, can you try to work out a way to see him during the day?  Me and Fiance both work full time (and even if my Future Mother-In-Law lived nearby there’s no way I’d leave her in charge of my dogs) and I come home on my lunch break every day to take them out and play with them for a few minutes.

Also, I’ve heard so many horror stories about pet store dogs, and it just sickens me to hear what you, your Fi, and Jetty have gone through.  I guess you learned firsthand how awful these businesses are, and I’m so sorry that you’ve had to spend so much time and money because the puppy mills don’t care about the health of their dogs.

Post # 6
10361 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

That’s so sad about your dog! I’m glad he’s ok, though!

As for your boyfriend’s mom paying the bills – I really don’t agree with you on that one. It’s your dog. YOU are reponsible for your dog. If the dog needs more care, youare responsible for hiring someone for that, not pawning him off on her.

If you can’t handle the responsibility of a dog on your own, then you shouldn’t have gotten one. You especially shouldn’t have gotten a puppy. Doubly especially from a breeder/pet store!!

Post # 7
166 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Oh no! That’s terrible, poor pup 🙁

Do you pay your Future Mother-In-Law to watch him?

Have you thought about a doggy day care? It seems like if your pup needs that much attention it would be best to go that route.

We won’t get a dog for the very reason that he/she would be alone for 8+ hours a day. If you decide to keep him down with your Future Mother-In-Law can one of you go home and check on him?

Post # 9
2820 posts
Sugar bee

When our dog was at that age he could jump ridiculously high so maybe he jumped the gate.  We didn’t think ours could jump our fence so we’d him outside to run around if we were just gone for a short time, we even tested him by standing on the other side and calling his name with treats, he didn’t jump.  We only found out when one of the neighbors told us he’d jump out run around the house then cry on the other side of the fence and jump back in.  When we came home he was just sitting happily in the yard, we would have had no idea.

Hope your pup recovers well!

Post # 11
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011


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Hasn’t she already acknowledged the fact that she shouldn’t have bought a pet store dog? Why bring it up again?  She certainly sounds responsible to me after all the money and time she’s invested to ensure that her dog is able to live instead of just dropping him off at a shelter or having him euthanized.

Post # 13
7691 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

He is really precious. I grew up with a black lab and labs are just the sweetest. Im so sorry youre going through this. I wouldnt trust your Future Mother-In-Law to watch your dog. As much as it sucks I would try to arrange for other options. I understnad you dont WANT to leave him in the crate – but do you think that would be a better option? We had to start leaving our dog in his crate all day (for 8 hours) because he gets anxious when we leave and would hump our couch or even if we put him in our bedroom or guest room he would hump the bed or our pillows. He actually likes being in his crate because he just sleeps and it makes him feel safe like it is “his” spot. As a fur momma who has been to the emergency vet more times than I can count, I understand the frustration and concern you are feeling. My heart goes out to you because I know how terrible it is to see your pup in such pain. I hope he heals and goes back to his normal self! Please feel free to PM me if you want to bitch some more! 🙂

Post # 15
7691 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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@MrsMaine Aw youre welcome! The crate will be good for him to rest. Our pit bull is high energy too but not as much as labs. Maybe reward him with a few bully sticks – our dog loves them….yes, they are bull penises but the dogs love them!

Heres a good pic for you to remember to just roll with the punches…..


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