Gave my yorkie away last week

@seabeauty (1480)
United States
October 30, 2008 7:59am CST
Called a Rescue group to take him. Only had him two months. A friend of mine found him and brought him here. She knew my daughter liked dogs so she gave him to her. Originally my ex husband agreed to pay his medical bills. He had to be neutered and I don't work so I asked him if he would and he said yes. Then he didn't have the money for it or for any other future medical bills this dog may incur over the years so I decided it was best to find another home. My daughter and I have grown attached to the dog in the short time he was here. We both cried after he was taken. We don't cry about him anymore but we still miss him. I am glad he found a good home though. We are going to get another dog someday when I get on my feet. It's not easy being a single mom on a low income. One good thing about being a foster parent for a dog is that all the medical bills are paid for by generous donations. Its like you have the benefit of owning a dog without all the expenses. Does anyone here foster a dog or have you ever fostered before and what were your experiences?
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@sidyboy (284)
• United States
30 Oct 08
I've never fostered, and I never will- once a dog enters my home, it stays here. 3 of mine came from a breeder- they were born with health defects and couldn't be sold, so I took them. One I adopted from the humane shelter and the one I took in last spring was from a man who had cancer and couldn't care for the dog anymore, so I took him. I've never purchased a dog from a breeder, and most likely never will- I prefer the "rejects". The medical expenses are fairly high with mine, especially since two of them have heart conditions, but I knew what I was getting into when I brougt them home. I don't drive a fancy car, rarely go out to dinner, but my boys (dogs) have the best of everything- and that makes me happy :)
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@seabeauty (1480)
• United States
30 Oct 08
You are a good person sidy. Most people want the ones that are healthy. These dogs are your kids so you would gladly do without so they can have what they need.
@ladym33 (11007)
• United States
7 Nov 08
That is an interesting idea, I have never heard about that for dogs. I think it is nice. Many people would like to have a dog, but they can not afford the medical fees. I think it is nice. You did the right thing by the dog. If you could not afford to care for its medical needs then it was better for him that he go to someone who could, I do know however, that it was a very hard thing to do, but in the end you made the unselfish decision to put his needs ahead of your own and for that I commend you.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
2 Nov 08
I can understand that it is heartbreaking to give your dog away even if it has not been for a long time. But better give him away if you cannot take care of his vet fees. I do admire your gesture. © ronaldinu 2008
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
31 Oct 08
I'm sorry to hear about your dog, they are an expense but that is part of having a pet...just like with kids. I don't think I could ever "foster" a pet though b/c I'd get too attached to the animals. [b]~~MY OWN PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF** [/b]
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Oct 08
I foster kittens. These three came with a few problems and got my cats sick and also passed ringworm around to my kids. But that is behind us now and they are three little darlings. It will be really hard to give them up. I got to keep them longer because of the problems and now I'm getting attached to one of them!