dog given away

@savypat (20245)
United States
July 26, 2008 10:57am CST
I just spoke with a friend who had to give her dog away, the dog was getting free and the neighbors complained. This dog was a very loving dog and loved children, he had none at home and just wanted to go find some to play with. My friend was very upset and I tried to comfort her by telling her the dog now had a great home with kids and was very happy. I feel bad for my friend but happy for the dog. What would you have said?
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@rabi9634 (420)
• United States
26 Jul 08
Getting a dog is a huge responsibility. It's a lot like having a child. You're taking on the responsibility for a living thing. You can't just get one because it would be fun or cute without thinking about the consequences and the numerous responsibilities that go along with it. If the dog was getting loose, instead of getting rid of it, why not find a way to secure the dog more effectively? Fence, long lead, supervising the dog when it's outside, etc. The dog getting loose isn't the fault of the dog, it's the fault of whoever didn't take steps to prevent it. I guess to a point I'm not even supportive of the allergy reasoning. I developed allergies to our dog when I was younger. Solution - much more frequent cleaning inside the house, much more frequent brushing of the dog out of the house, and a bit of a lifestyle change. Essentially, make sacrifices to work around the problem. Yes, it was more work, but we got to keep the dog. It's sad that your friend had to part ways with her pet, but hopefully she's learned a valuable lesson about what is involved when it comes to owning a pet and will avoid making the same mistakes in the future.
@roque20 (518)
• Philippines
26 Jul 08
I bought a dog also and i cant put it at home because my mother is so allergic and dont want to have a dog. i just put it in my girlfriends house,even though i really like having dog.i just visit my dog everyday to check if its ok. atleast i know the dog is good with my girlfriend.i am happy also.
@spalladino (17923)
• United States
26 Jul 08
I would have said the same thing that you said. The dog is in a good place and, while I know that your friend feels sad over the loss, the dog could have been injured or killed while he was running free and then she would have felt even worse.