A dog ties you down too much. My dog stares non stop. It is quite annoying, She gets daily walks, is allowed inside, but stares. this is very offputting to the point I am becoming disinterested in her. I have tried to rehome her twice, but the people have given her back! She never barks so that is not the problem, more they find her weird. I wish I could turn back time and never have got her. She is from the shelter, originally, so I feel bad even saying these things. I even wish she would hurry up and pass on. Am I the only one who feels this way. Being tired down is awful. I don't understand why anyone would want a pet.
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Could you try returning her to the shelter? Please make sure it is a no-kill shelter. If not, look for another shelter, but make sure it is approved - check it out first. Hopefully then she stands a chance of being re-homed. You could also maybe consider making a donation towards her upkeep. It is very sad that you feel this way, but having a pet is not for everyone and that is why getting any pet should be given a great deal of thought and not rushed into. It is a big commitment of time and money.
I know what you're feeling, I felt the same when I had two dogs and realised that it wasn't really for me! They limit you in so many ways so if you're not willing to change your lifestyle then it won't work out. Thankfully my friend took them in who has known them since they were puppies and I still get to see them so I was lucky.
What makes her so weird? I agree with the above, don't give up finding her a no kill shelter, just have a little bit more patience with her, she means no harm. Everyone makes mistakes and it's good of you to admit it and try and find her a good home.
I do agree with the above. Dogs are a huge tie, I have have 3 and will be getting 2 more at the end of the month. I spend all my time with the dogs but that's the way I like it.

Maybe she stares at you because your not giving her enough attention? Dogs are very clever and can sense when something is not right. What is the reason she has been brought back to you twice already? What breed is she? She may have separation issues due to being past from pillar to post. She obviously thinks you are the most wonderful human being in the world! Think about this when she is staring at you. Think about the fact that she has been torn away from the human that she loved and adored and was dumped in a shelter. She may be a tie but isn't it worth the amazing greeting when you walk in from work everyday? No matter how crappy your day was to know that there is someone who can't wait for you to come home ever single day? There's obviously a reason you wanted a dog in the first place so think about that. There are dog walkers and pet sitters out there to look after her if you want to go away or maybe ask a relative.

I know that having a dog isn't for everyone. So when rehoming her focus on her good points rather than the bad. If you focus on the 'annoying stare' that's what potential new owners will focus on.
I have a border collie and he stares. He used to chew, bark and cause problems. I thought about giving him up. I adopted him in Idaho when he was 6 or 8 weeks. He is now 6 years old. He is my best friend. If you need advice, ask. Chas.
Here's an idea. Why don't you interact with your dog? She obviously wants your attention not just workouts and being inside. I have four dogs and they randomly stare but not all of the time. I also interact with them multiple times through out the day. If you are so selfish that you can not stand the idea of having a someone that wants your attention than owning a pet is not for you. Maybe you should pass on so that she can get the attention that she obviously craves from a better person.
Well now you know what commitment means. Philosophically, I actually do know where you're coming from. Why do we keep dogs as pets to love, when we're ultimately going to have them behave against their nature- contrary to what they're evolved to be- every second of their life? I mean we won't even let them sniff certain things we find distasteful, when smelling is like seeing to them. They didn't sign up for this deal.. It seems cruel and vain to keep sentient beings as pets. If you're lucky they're just confused by the situation; and if your dog's smart, they just seem to be aware of the crappiness. I know myself- that I'm lazy sometimes- how could I let another being be completely dependent on me? But these are things I thought of, agonized over, BEFORE I got a dog. It isn't right of you to get a dog if you haven't, at least, put a great deal of thought into it. And some people even do so with kids.
I haven't been helpful, but that was to make that last point there, which I think is extremely important. So far those are all the negative aspects of commitment. And I still think they're valid, even after having a dog for 4 years. But where I'm wrong about all that is that they're all just thoughts about how things should be, and thoughts are always ideal and perfect. Real life can't ever be perfect, it just tries toward something. I'm alive and I'm not perfect, and the same goes for my dog-- we have that in common. We both try- we can't not. I try to give her a fuller life, and she is patient with me when I suck. The same in reverse. Neither of us is perfect, but we both try, and so it's easy for us to forgive one another for our shortcomings. We just got mashed together in this universe and we're trying to make the best of it.
Why is it worth all this trying? One thing you should do that's a foolproof reminder is to get the courage together, get the effort together, get a good harness and set aside the time to take your dog on a hike this weekend. Preferably at a state park or something- the more strenuous the better. Take some water, some nuts, some dog treats. Have a goal, like a path around the whole thing, and have it take up the day. Let him indulge in sniffing, foraging on your "base camp" breaks, but mostly move with purpose along your path. Considering all the new sights and smells everywhere, this lets him be a dog while reminding you both of the value of order-- you wouldn't have felt like you accomplished something without it, and actually, it let you explore a lot more than you could without it. It's actually pretty fun to work through this, and it's more fun if you have friends to meet you there, and if they have dogs too. (My at-the-time terribly antisocial lab made leaps and bounds throughout the day getting along with other dogs-- something about working at a common goal, I think.) After you get home, when your dog is worn out and you're worn out, and you're just laying on the couch and he just comes over and plops down on you- that's love, and that's what makes it worth it. Sorry about the Hallmark-card corniness there, but what can I say... Hope things are cool with you and and your dog.
I feel horrible for your poor unloved dog
My neighbor had a boxer he trained to look away on command. not sure h he did it but it can be done. also some dogs are just attention crazy.
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