We have a Dachshund, he's three years old. We adore him, for the most part he's a great dog. However, last fall he bit the young girl down the street. Before you ask, no she didn't do anything to him. All she did was knock on our door and ask if my DD could play with her little brother. She's 12. He drew blood, and it was pretty, bad but she didn't need stitches. Her mom and my DH want to get rid of him, I can understand that, because he's nipped before. He's not fixed nor can I afford to, but I don't want him to end up in a puppy mill, the shelters are full and have been since fall, and we were just turned down from a rescue because he's too risky,which is why I am posting this now, instead of last fall. Training is too expensive, and her parents aren't allowing the option at any rate. I don't want him put to sleep but is that my only option? Have we done everything we can? Suggestions?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:32 AM on Apr. 21, 2009 in Pets
Yes, that is your only option. I don't know why people never seem to understand this, but it is HORRIBLY irresponsible to re-home a dog with a bite history. Think about it this way: YOU'RE at the shelter or rescue looking for a new dog and you see a cute little daschund.....re-homing your dog could lead to another person (potentially another child) getting hurt or worse. Don't do it. Let your dog cross the bridge surrounded by his family, he at least deserves that.
Answer by aurorabunny at 10:53 AM on Apr. 21, 2009
Answer by heather.darin at 9:39 AM on Apr. 21, 2009
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Answer by aurorabunny at 10:54 AM on Apr. 21, 2009
I think it would be irresponsible to try to find a new home for a dog who already bit a child - what if he attacks another child and hurts them worse - you're lucky you didnt get fined and or sued
Answer by Anonymous at 11:25 AM on Apr. 21, 2009
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