(Closed) What would you do if your parents were giving up the family dog?

posted 4 years ago in Pets
  • poll: If you were in my situation, would you adopt the dog?
    Yes, she is a member of the family and you can work through the potential issues : (86 votes)
    91 %
    No, you are not in the best situation for her and you need to think of another option : (7 votes)
    7 %
    Other (specify below) : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2516 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    you say you work on a farm so is there any way the owners of the farm could adopt her? if not, look into rescue groups and see if they can help with rehoming. as much as i want to tell you to take the dog, i don’t think it would be a good living situation for her. 🙁

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    7564 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Could the owners of the farm take her full time? 

    When you say your parents are getting rid of her, do you mean they’re going to find her a better home or are they going to drop her off at a shelter. If they want her to have a better life they should try to find her a better home. 

    Post # 6
    Member
    994 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Oh that’s terrible! Why in the world is she tied up in the dining room?? I would see if you could find the ideal home for such a loyal companion. If that means a different one from what you can offer, go that route. If it means taking her yourself, do that. I hate it when people give up their pets!!

    Post # 7
    Member
    3042 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Equine_Breeder:  I can even imagine getting rid of a dog, but a senior dog? That’s so cruel 🙁

    I say take this baby home and see if there is any chance at harmony at home. If not, maybe she can live on the farm?? 

    Post # 8
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    2516 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @Equine_Breeder:  that sucks. definitely look into rescue groups then. they might know of some other farms that could adopt her and then she would have all the space in the world to roam! if you want, you can take her home with you and see how it goes and if it doesn’t work out, have your parents take her back until she can be rehomed. can they hire a dog walker to come during the day to play with her? it could be a good temporary fix.

    Post # 11
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    2516 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @Equine_Breeder:  ohhhhh. well in that case, i would say to take her if they plan on dropping her off at a shelter. they need to do their very best to find a good home for her and have them look into rescue groups near them. if they decide to drop her off somewhere then please take her.

    Post # 12
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    602 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I’m really partial to animals and can’t imagine giving away my pet of 9 years for the reasons listed.  I would try it at your place at least… it is worth a shot.  If it doesn’t work out and you rehome her,  well then you’re back at where you started but at least you don’t have to wonder.  

    Post # 13
    Member
    3064 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Please take the dog. Poor thing doesnt deserve to go to a shelter where chances are slim. I would be dissapointed in my family, thats for sure.

    Post # 15
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    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I hope she finds a good family. I would say see what happens. If they can’t find a home for her, then take her. It breaks my heart to see old dogs at a shelter. I was so worried when I came to the U.S., because I wasn’t sure if I would be able to take my dog. Luckily, I was, but if not, I was going to euthanize her at the vet, rather than have her live her last days in a shelter or be adopted by someone I didn’t know would take good care of her.

    ETA: If it has plenty of shade and water, the farm sounds like an ideal environment for her to spend her days with you.

    Post # 16
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    3064 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    It’s worth a try.

    If idoesn’t work you can try to find a good family home for the dog. Poor thing 🙁

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