My MIL had a stroke the other day. She has a maltipoo puppy that is about 8 months... I think. Anyway, my mil is going to be in short-term rehabilitation for awhile, we don't know exactly how long. We volunteered to take care of the dog temporarily because no one else can. This dog is not trained AT ALL. It uses a pee pad, but prefers to poop on the carpet. The biggest problem is that we are leasing our condo and we are not allowed to have a dog here. If it ruins our carpet, or damages our place we are going to lose our security deposit. Not to mention that I am pregnant and have a 2 year old. I do not need to be cleaning dog poop and trying to train it.
I told my elderly mil not to get a puppy in the first place because I knew she would not be able to train it. Now I do not even know if she be able to take care of it when she gets home. I really want to find another home for the dog, but she's really attatched to it. I have no clue what to do with it.... but it can't stay here!!
Asked by Anonymous at 6:21 PM on Dec. 27, 2010 in Pets
Answer by spottedpony at 9:13 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
Ugg, that's hard. It seems like you could potentially be the bad guy for a no-fault of your own situation. Good luck to you.
If I were you, I would find the dog a new home after, of course, telling my MIL my intentions. If she knows of someone who would be willing to foster an untrained dog until she is well enough to take it back, then fine. If not, it is not even an option for you to do it. She is old enough to know the facts of life.
Answer by carlye828 at 6:27 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 9:11 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 9:30 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by Kellyjude1 at 7:01 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
Answer by beachmamaof2 at 7:59 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
I'm with beachmamaof2- i did feel for you until your second comment! WOW........ you had to of known that the Puppy was Not trained when you offered to take care of it for your MIL- if you were not going to follow through with your promise; you should of told her exactly what you just said here-" You will not allow a dog to Ruin your home,You will not allow the dog to crap on your floor where your newborn will be rolling around,You will not allow the dog to get you evicted or lose your deposit, & Animals do not run your life" i am sure the problem would of been Solved & she would of Never let you take care of it- Finding it a New Home while your MIL is in a Short-Term Rehab would be the Meanest Thing you could do but then you are SO Right- The dog Can Not stay with You!
Answer by daisyb at 8:57 PM on Dec. 27, 2010
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