Re: Rehoming - Would you do it?
Originally Posted By: Betty101Life would be so much easier if there were more right or wrong answers!
I think each one must make thier own personal choices based on the needs of the human family, the ability of the primary caregiver and the dog.
I have re-homed one dog and one cat. Each one was very difficult.
The cat is living the life of riley with our admin assiatant. She jokes that we got him so we would be able to to give him to her. He is happier with her than he was with us and my other pariah cat is not living in terror under my bed. How can this be bad?
The dog was a rescued GSD that was on her 4th home in 18 months. She was so needy and so insanely jealous that my old dog was at risk with her life and Max hid behind the sofa most of the time. I had horrible guilt and cried like a baby when I returned to rescue after a 6 month - literal- war zone in my house. That was over 6 years ago. The old dog died a year later, could I have waited her out? Yeah maybe but how do we know when they are to die? BTW the rescue was donated to the St. Louis MO PD. She is a detection dog. She is there and has succeeded partially because of the work I did with her. WIN-WIN!
Never say never or always.
Today - having more experience and better ability to deal with a greater range of issues perhaps she would still be in my home. Perhaps not. She was a dog that really NEEDED a full time job.
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