It’s so easy to take home a dog because your daughter likes it, it’s a birthday present or simply because it’s cute… I have come across many adopters and abandoners that don’t think carefully and take on an animal and very soon after abandon them again. This happens more often for dogs than cats but it happens for any animal.
A typical case would be an adopter taking in (adopting a dog) for the first time. Advise and suggestions were given as well as possible compromises that will need to be offered for the new member, everything would be “fine” and “I understand” when they are told only to be called 2 months down the line that the dog isn’t suitable…
So what trigger this blog entry… A Multibreed pup was homed 2.5 months ago. The pup was only 2 months then. A first time adopter came along and wanted to adopt the puppy. It has been explained that it’s essential that research and reading was done on how to bring up a puppy as a puppy goes through different stages whilst growing up to becoming an adult dog… “yes yes yes” and of course we also mentioned that Multibreed pups have a prime time and then it’s quite hard to how (sadly a reality)… “understand understand”
Throughout the first few weeks a lot of support was given and reminders of puppy training was offered including meeting with a trainer. Of course it was “yes yes yes” (reality is “ignore”). A Confirmation of adoption was given
After 2 months… A previous adopter calls saying her friends dog had bitten her daughter. It was puppy play… But a lot of concerned mothers involved makes it “an aggressive dog”…. The dog left my home friendly and gentle knowing not to play with human flesh…
Anyway to cut to the chase the dog is now 5 months old and the adopter decided “not cute anymore” no thanks! And the dog is therefore homeless…. Also not listening to training advises… Though a nice person I am sure, when it came to the dogs welfare everything was selfish, the dogs welfare wasn’t a consideration.
The poor dog is now homeless and possibly never going to find a home. Her prime time has now passed and her puppy days have passed… Would anyone give her a home?
She is a lovely dog. A sweet and fun girl. Now with an experienced foster Jovi will be the best companion. She is only 5 months old and a pure delight!