We have decided to find a new home for our black lab puppy. She doesn't have the room she needs to run and romp here that she deserves, and she requires much more attention than two full time working parents can give. We just don't know yet how to tell our 4 year old son. He loves our dog, we all do, but we feel that she deserves better than what we can give her right now. We didn't realize what taking on a dog would take, especially a lab that needs constant attention and loves to be running outside. We live in a townhome and we cannot let her run off a leash and the nearest dog park is about 5 miles away. I try to walk her nightly, but being 7 months pregnant some days it's the last thing I want to do. And with a new baby on the way, I'm worried about the dog hair inside because she sheds no matter how often we bathe and brush her. How do we tell our 4 year old without him resenting us or his baby brother?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:23 PM on Aug. 18, 2010 in Pets
Answer by princessbeth79 at 10:24 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
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Answer by MrsLeftlane at 10:38 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
First of all MrsLeftlane, she admitted that she didn't know what taking on a pet would take, and at least she can admit that. And at least she is looking for a home for this pet rather than just dumping it somewhere like so many other people do. Obviously she has learned that she will not take on a pet, knowing how much of a responsibility it is unless she can commit to it. Why do some women feel the need to just bash? I think you are doing the right thing, if you feel you can't give the dog what she deserves, and you're taking the time to find her a new home that's great! Just tell your son the truth. You just don't have time for the dog right now, and maybe when you can have a bigger house and more time you can get another dog. He'll get over it eventually.
Answer by mishmashmom at 10:43 PM on Aug. 18, 2010
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