- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
I’d search around… we’re actually in the process of doing that now.
It sickens me how some people view pets as disposable. Don’t get a pet if you’re not willing to look after it for its ENTIRE LIFE.
Nope. Not for me. We have 3 furbabies that we love to death. But I do understand that in some situations, very few mind you, that it might be necessary for an individual. I am not their judge and imagine it would be devastating.
That said, I try to be compassionate and understanding when people find themselves in terrible situations. I would rather see a pet re-homed under extreme circumstances (family loses income and home, has to choose between re-homing pet and living in car with pet? it isn’t necessarily the worst choice to re-home the pet) than see a family without a safe place to live and the pet in upsetting, unsafe surroundings.
Absolutely not! They are a lifetime commitment and we will always be together.
@Twyla_Smith: Absolutely not. I did it with my dog but he was able to live with my mom for the year he couldn’t live with me. I swore after missing a year of his life that I would never move anywhere that he couldn’t be with me.
Literally out of the question. I would sooner get rid of the man that my fur babies. When we first moved in we only had one dog, but since then we found a box of three cats so our children now are four.
I have never NOT lived with pets and I never will NOT live with pets. They are my happiness. Sweet, pure little souls.
Not a chance. My dog is a part of the family and I’d never even consider for a fraction of a second moving somewhere that wouldn’t allow her.
@housebee: “I’d rather be homeless.” +1
I would live in a tent, I’d go crawling back to my parent’s house and set up shop in their garage, I’d do anything to make sure my dogs have a home with me. When my ex and I broke up he started asking if I wanted the new king sized Tempur-Pedic or the smart tv and whatever else and I said no. Just the dogs. He didn’t want me to take both, but I wouldn’t have left without them. They are my babies.
My older dog is 8 and I adopted her at 4. I’m her 5th owner and I remember the look on her face when I picked her up. She was sitting in the backseat with the saddest look on her face, once again unsure of where she was going or who she was ending up with. I could NEVER put her through that again. My younger dog hasn’t known anything but the lap of luxury so he’d just be crushed without me spoiling him. But I’d really be the one who suffered without them, my heart would be broken.
Pets are a lifetime commitment, as are children. You don’t get to give up your kids because you need to move to a cheaper apartment or because you’re moving out of state. There’s no reason to do it to an animal. The day you agree to be their owner you’re “signing” a contract for life. That’s why you should consider all scenarios before you get a pet – have a PLAN for what you will do in the event that you lose your job or need to move to a smaller place. And that plan should not include getting rid of them.
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No way, no how. I would live under a bridge with my pup before I would give him away.
Absolutely not. We would check to make sure any apartment or house that we ever think about living in would have a pet friendly policy even if we have to pay extra rent.
How could I ever part with this:
Not only would we never move somewhere that didn’t allow our fuzzies, but my Darling Husband won’t even consider places that don’t have a fenced yard so our puppy can run around free.
We don’t have pets right now because we rent. We want a dog and would like our dog to have a yard. Pet rent around here is kind of super crazy pricey so we haven’t gotten a pup yet. I could never imagine giving a dog up though for cheaper rent. We’re just not going to get a furbaby until we are in a better home situation =) but if we had one you bet your booty we’d be paying high pet rent.
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