Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by ~Tucker&Me~, Apr 23, 2012.
No. I wouldnt adopt a dog under these conditions and I wouldn't expect someone to agree to them either. Dixie's owners have asked me on many occasions to feel free to come see her. I have been unable, emotionally, to do so up to this point. I think if she asked me again I probably would take her up on it though. I have asked Lucy's owners to let us know hen they are in town so we can see her, but they haven't taken us up on the offer yet. I hope they will, but if they don't, I understand.
I don't expect to be able to see my dogs after they are no longer mine. That is part of the choice we had to make when we rehomed them. I appreciate the chance to see them, but in no way expect it. I wouldn't want Chloe's old owners coming to see her. She's mine now.
From a stranger? Nope. Would not be comfortable with that arrangement in the least.
Friend or family member? Maybe. It would totally depend on the person.
I agree with the masses. I would definitely not be comfortable with that at all. Sorry, you rehomed your dog and he's mine now. I don't even let people I know take my dogs for walks and whatever. And certainly not a stranger. I don't think it's good for the dog, either. How would he get used to his new life when he still has part of his old life?
I sympathize where it comes from. I do. And I'd be happy to send photos and updates. But wait for someone to show up randomly to do whatever they want to with the dog? No way.
Hell no! You can't have your cake and eat it.
Stupidest excuse EVER to rehome a dog... don't most people grow up with dogs? Why not do activities with baby and dog? Babies like walks too. I don't understand people that "don't have time" for a dog because of a baby, when you can hang out with your dog and your baby at the same time pretty easily. D: I wonder how much time he has to watch tv & go on the internet? Probably plenty. If his baby needs soooo much time, how will he have time to pick up the dog for walks & trips to the cabin?
When there are dogs DYING in shelters for lack of homes, I feel this reasoning is insanely selfish. Even moreso when he cares enough to demand visitation rights!
I would definitely send the old owner updates on the dog, but never allow them to take the dog for walks and trips. The old owner might just steal the dog once his baby's older.
I agree. It would be much too stressful for the dog as well as for the new "owner".
Have you seen the dog "rental" outfits that are starting to advertise? You can rent a dog for an afternoon, an overnight or a weekend? These are actual dogs that are owned by the company.
I SUPPOSE I could see some sort of thing like this for shelter dogs to get them out and about. But to actually house dogs for the purpose of renting them out is sick in my opinion. The poor animals...
No once the dog is mine it's mine.
The only exception would be if the circumstances were such that taking care of the extra dog was easy and a friend or family member needed me to help look after it... and then we would be splitting expenses.
And I agree that getting rid of your dog because you had a baby is pretty lame... unless perhaps it is a dog with behavior problems or perhaps an insanely high maintenance dog (but running strollers people!).
The running stroller people mean business.
I have seen some IN SHAPE Moms, dads and dogs alike!
I mean, I'm sure it takes training to teach a dog to really NEVER pull when running on lead with the stroller
but it's not like babies pop out of nowhere, you do have 9 months..
Sounds to me like the people want to have their cake and eat it. Screw that, if I adopt a dog I don't expect to share custody.
I've never seen an ad like that, but without a doubt, I wouldn't do it.
I think the not enough time due to baby or baby related excuses can be valid. It can take your body a long time to heal after birth and going jogging with your dog is not always an option. Dad might be working long long hours to support his family and have to come home and help his lady with the cooking, cleaning and rearing of child.
I don't think a lot of people try but unless you've had a baby it's pretty hard to judge. I have a lower needs dog so I made it work but I'm scared for two kids and dog. It's going to take a lot of dedication on my part to live up to everyone's needs.
I don't know. If I could get to know The person I might be ok with it. Sometimes I wish someone would take my dogs for the weekend lol
I don't think it would be awful for the dog. Dogs are clever and would likely get used to te arrangement rather quickly. Dogs adapt. I have a friend who "shares custody" of his dog with his old roommate lol. He takes the dog for a week and then the old room mate gets the dog for a week and so on and so forth and it works out just fine and the dog doesn't struggle at all because of it.
I couldn't do it with a total stranger but I figure if we are sharing a dog then we would probably get familiar with each other