I currently have a dog that is 12 months old, I've had him since he was 7 weeks. He is a great dog, I love him to death.
Here is the situation:
My family wants to find him a new home because they all want a different breed of dog. The dog that I have is very laid-back and is not very energetic. The family wants a dog that is more active and that can keep up with our activities. They want a dog that can go for long walks (the dog we have now isn't able to walk for very far before he gets too tired out). They want a dog that is also going to be more protective of the family (the dog we have now is NOT protective at all, he would lick an intruder to death instead of alerting the family). Should I part with the dog that we have now, and get a dog that the family will enjoy more? I love the dog we have now, but I also wouldn't mind a dog that is more active. Having 2 dogs is out of the question! Help!!!
Asked by Anonymous at 3:43 PM on Mar. 24, 2009 in Pets
Answer by Sharon7772 at 4:12 PM on Mar. 24, 2009
The reasons you give don't seem fair to the dog at all. You took him in, and have had him for almost a year. I suppose if you find a good secure home he will be better off, but how do you know he wouldn't protect you? If you don't walk him often, he won't be in shape. How old are your kids? I'd rather have a laid back companion than a high stung dog that is high maintenance. I say keep him. Only if you can treat him right. If you are thinking of taking him to the pound--NO, that is not fair.
Answer by Teachermom01 at 3:48 PM on Mar. 24, 2009
Answer by Steff107 at 3:51 PM on Mar. 24, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 3:51 PM on Mar. 24, 2009
Dogs are not always what we expect or do what we want. Thats the beauty of it. They kind of make us love them, so to speak. Here is an article I wrote about my guy. Thought you might like reading about how imperfect he is!
Keep him and enjoy him, you can always get another dog to keep him company!
Answer by m-avi at 3:55 PM on Mar. 24, 2009
I'm not saying that I am getting rid of him, I was just asking for some input. I would never give him the pound, I would make sure that he is going to a great home. As for walking him, it's not at all that he isn't in shape! He is just a breed of dog that is generally lazy and isn't up to walking long distances. Again, this is something the rest of the family want. I want to be sure that my family is happy also.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:57 PM on Mar. 24, 2009
Answer by Steff107 at 4:24 PM on Mar. 24, 2009
Answer by bookay at 4:37 PM on Mar. 24, 2009
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Answer by 12jilly at 4:43 PM on Mar. 24, 2009