A tough Descision

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  1. Love4Pits

    Love4Pits Playful Husky Pup

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    I have been putting this off and putting this off but I will finally tell you all what is going on.

    So I know I don't bring this dog up alot. But Iris my female Siberian Husky came to me 2 years ago with a badly broken leg. It has always been unsure wether she could ever be a working dog. And so I figured ok perhaps when she gets better i will breed her has she was and is perfect all except for that leg. I have been on and off the wall as has my vet since I brought her home. She has gone through physical therapy a amount of meds. And im to the point where I know she can never run long distance and even in sprints she STILL limps every once in awhile.

    I don't want to breed a dog with a bum leg I just could see that making her even more uncomfortable. And I have come to the conclusion that I cannot keep her no matter how much I love her. She is not in constant pain its just she would'nt be able to deal with the life of a sled dog.

    And so I am now looking for a new home for Iris my vet and i have spoken many times and i often feared he would say our only option is to have her pts. But she only limps after she runs for a long amount of time but other then that walks around like normal and never cries so we assume she is just used to it. We have talked about removing the leg but since she can still use it for the most part that would just be cruel. So through the my vet clinic I will be finding her a new home willing to take a special needs pet. She is getting spayed next week.

    Please don't be mad at me. Im sure alot of you will say but you have three pitbulls and one retired racer why will you keep them and not her? Its because its not fair to her she deserves one on one time 24/7 something I can't give her. I just want the best for Iris I have tried and I have tried everything I could do to help her and its just not going to work out for her here.

    Don't think im one of those Mushers who just dumps a dog because she is hurt (thats the kind of musher she came from). I beleived I could get her well enough to do one or anouther but it just would'nt be right. Once again she needs a nice city or suburb home where she sleeps on a nice big bed and gets plenty of attention and love and can live out her years comfortably.

    This is a hard thing for me to do but I want better for Iris and i hope you all see that.
     
  2. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    I see that Scarlette. And I know you'll find the perfect home. You love her enough to let her go and that's a big thing. :D
     
  3. Richie12345

    Richie12345 New Member

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    I personally think you did the right thing, and I'm not saying that just to be nice.
     
  4. AmberwayGSD

    AmberwayGSD GSDGurl

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    I am glad the dog will be going to a great home.I cant even imagine having all the dogs that you have,I think I would be pulling out all my hair lol.Good luck with finding her a perfect home,a sweetie deserves it.
     
  5. luvmydogs

    luvmydogs New Member

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    i think it's YOUR decison, and no one should say anything about it...only you know whats best for u ;)
     
  6. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    I think you are doing the right thing for her. As much as I miss Mack and love him I know that giving him away was the best thing for him. He can now be with someone who has all the time in the world for him. I wish that I could help you, we've been talking about another husky but we're not completely sure. I'm still healing over our Shelby, but we loved her SO much that I think my husband is a husky person now.
     
  7. BigDog2191

    BigDog2191 Big German Shepherd

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    Perfectly understandable. It's kind of the same situation I'm going through with Rocky...
     
  8. yuckaduck

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    I think you have done everything to make a happy doggy and if in your heart you feel it is best to find her a new home then you are doing the right thing.
    You are a kind loving person and only you know what is best for Iris and you.
     
  9. bubbatd

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    Wish we were closer.... i'd take her in a heart beat !!!
     
  10. Love4Pits

    Love4Pits Playful Husky Pup

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    Thanks everyone

    It would be great if she could come and live with some of you. In a perfect world.
     
  11. Denaluvscorgis

    Denaluvscorgis Corgi bum

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    I think you're trying to do what's best for Iris, and I admire you for being so unselfish. I know you'll find her a very loving, suitable home.
     
  12. yuckaduck

    yuckaduck Guest

    I wish I could take her too but there are really bad stairs to climb here and she may find it too hard. Oh I bet you find her a great home though.
     
  13. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    Pits, you're the absolute best, always. No one could ever question the decisions you make on your dogs' behalf.
     
  14. Barb04

    Barb04 Love my pets Staff Member

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    You're making a hard decision, but you are doing what's good for Iris. You want a good home and the best place for Iris to grow up in. It will be hard to let Iris go, but I know you will find her a loving person to be with.
     
  15. StaffieMad

    StaffieMad Lil Miss Staffie Crazy

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    what a hard choice and if you feel its for the best then good on you for thinking of the dog and not you!
     
  16. ilovemydogs

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    Dogs love all humans. It will be sad for awile but it will forget about you after awile. Especally if it is a loving home.
     
  17. Gustav

    Gustav Don't encourage me..

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    Scarlette, I know how much each and every one of your dogs means to you!!! I also know that Iris will get the best home imaginable!! Good Luck Iris in your new and fabulous life!! :D
     

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