Howdy,
Lost my job and had to sell the house, the house sold fast and then needed to move fast, renting a house now and they will not allow pets.

Had to give my old beloved 9 year old dog to the Humane Soceity,,, very sad about it and can't get it out of my mind... Everyone thinks I'm crazy because I'm so blue about it and can't sleep at night.

There is nothing in the world I would like to do more then to drive down and pick my dog up and give it a huge HUG and bring it back, but my wife does not want to chance getting kicked out of the house we are renting.
Right now, I don't care if we get kicked out,, but I'm affraid if I go and get the dog,, my wife will be mad as hell at me,, then if we get kicked out of the house, I will never hear the end.

Just can't win?? Any chance the dog can find a good home and be happy? I know it is tuff at that age for them to be adopted, I just hope a good home will open their doors and love the dog as much as I did.

Anyone have any good idea's on what to do?
I know the easy answer is move to somewhere you can have pets, but it is not that easy, there is very little to rent around here and I have only found one place that would be okay with a pet and that was triple what we can afford to pay right now.
Most people say, it's just a pet and get over it,, why can't I??
You mean to tell me if you're not full of crap with this story? That the money you got for that house you sold that you couldn't by another one or look for a place that allows pets? If all of this is true you should of done the right thing for your dog & have it put down because if it gets adopted you don't know what will happen & not only that you are the only one he knows. I have 3 dogs & 5 cats.

My dogs are 10 & 11 yrs.old. If something happens & I can't keep them.Nobody gets them. I definitely wouldn't drop them off at the nearest pound & one more thing I'm a woman but I still have to say this. You are one sad P y Whipped S.O.B. The dog's sad. You're pathetic. Or you're full of crap and just want attention & in that case you'r still pathetic.
Whoa!
If the OP was on the level, seems to me that there were tons of other choices besides pound. Making sure the rental allowed pets, fostering, or a rescue center. Seems like you made a bad move, you know it and want to fix it. For heaven's sake - fix it - please!
If all of this is true you should of done the right thing for your dog & have it put ... & 5 cats. My dogs are 10 & 11 yrs.old. If something happens & I can't keep them.Nobody gets them

Just reeling reading this. I can't possibly think of a thing more selfish. A responsible owner of any companion animal has an alternate plan lined up, no matter what their age. Are these guys property to you rather than loving animals who deserve to live their natural life?? If something horrible happened to my husband and I at the same time, both our children and two of our best friends know exactly who to call to assist with appropriate placement of our parrots, two dogs and three cats. Hopefully if I find myself too ill or unable to care for them, I can be a part of this process. To see them go to an appropriate loving person or family would be my first priority. Never ever would I take the position of "If I can't have them, nobody can".
You have no family or friends that can take care of the dog untill you find a place to rent where you can keep the dog?
Maybe someone would do you the favour of fostering your dog if you would pay for it's upkeep and walk it as often as possible. Use your imagination, if you try hard enough you will probably find a way.
You have no family or friends that can take care of the dog untill you find a place to rent ... walk it as often as possible. Use your imagination, if you try hard enough you will probably find a way.

Meanwhile, check your local laws: Some jurisdictions forbid no pets clauses in rental leases.

Phoenix
You are one sad P y Whipped S.O.B. The
dog's sad. You're pathetic. Or you're full of crap and just want attention & in that case you'r still pathetic.
Let me guess here, your single? Animals are your only friends, because they
can't tell you to shut the hell up.
No I'm not full or crap, it's hard to buy a house when your in the midst of looking for a new job. You buy a house and find a job 80 miles away, your kinda screwed.
Yeah I might be pathetic, but it beats being a selfish, ignorant, bi h
By the way, your idea of putting the dog down because you can't have it, is the most selfish thing I have ever heard..
I went down on adoption day to visit the dog and talk with anyone that might be interested in him. A family that was looking for a dog to run on 24 acres and stay in the house at night and sleep with their young daughter adopted the dog.. Sounds better then putting the dog under. It was not an easy choice to take the dog to the Humane society, but I had faith it would work out and it did.
Thanks to the people you responded a bit nicer here with some more realistic options, who were more understanding of the situation.
You guessed wrong. I am happily married. My husband and I discuss or 10 & 11 year old Fur-Babies future if anything happened to one of us because of one of us passing on. I'm61 & he's 49 but not in good health. My dogs are so spoiled.How would I know if someone else got them that they would get the same loving care my husband & I give them. How do I know that the big dog won't be put outside a lot.She's not use to that. Not only that but what about the emotional change she'll have to go through.& to put her in a pound that's worst.Just think about what's going in their head.

I have a friend she's been my friend for over 30 years & she rescues animals.Mostly from the streets or someone relinquish a pet of theirs to her & she fosters them & takes car of them & finds homes for them. Maybe just maybe after I talked to the family who would be my Kathrin's future new owner & I was completely satisfied. I might give her up if I had no choice, But I still go on rather having her put down ten go through any trauma. At lease that way I know for sure she's not suffering or lonely for us.

You know right now at this moment she's on the couch with me.Laying on her back.So relaxed. Karhrin is a 9 year 7 month old Great-Dane mix 92 pound mutt that never in her life got yelled at.Every day we tell her we love he,give her hugs & kisses & what she does when my husband & I go to bed is to make sure she's right between us & if we don't pay attention to her & give her kisses. She makes these groaning give me attention sounds. I don't think she could go to anyone else and be this happy.

I got bent out of shape because of you putting your poor dog in a pound & not trying something else. I sincerely wish you & your your dog the best of luck in life. Please accept my appology
Howdy, Lost my job and had to sell the house, the house sold fast and then needed to move fast, ... can afford to pay right now. Most people say, it's just a pet and get over it,, why can't I??

Hi
I have to say there is no way on this earth I would part with my dogs. So I know how you must feel.
I would find another way.
Me and my dogs are for life.
Your dog must really feel it did something terrible. After nine years of a loving home.
Find another way and soon..or you wont get the chance. Pat.
I have to say there is no way on this earth I would part with my dogs. So I know ... instances where people HAVE kept the animals at all costs, and it's not a pretty sight. A very bad,sad decision.

IF it's possible to maintain an animal, fine. But maintaining on, keeping them healthy, fed, heartworm free and safe isn't always cheap. Neglecting these things because they cant provide them, but still need their company is not necessarily a favor to the animal;