I didn’t expect it to be so hard. :( and I don’t want to visit them because I want them to adapt to their new home. Unfortunately, the house I live in is not mine so it made matter worst. My two youngest sons 12 and 13,just cried. I believe that if we give ourselves time, we can heal and grow and move on. Let’s look at the case of Barry, a two-year-old husky that I worked with while shadowing Ursa, a veteran dog behavior expert, at Canis Major Dog Training in Denver. K9ofMine.com does not intend to provide veterinary advice. I’m so sorry I couldn’t look after you. But it was too late. She had to rehome Tiffy because she just couldn’t take care of her anymore. I had to surrender my darling lil man to a no kill shelter last week. I had her spayed and gave her all of her shots. I have went out to visit him We got him about 5 months after we lost our 13-year-old beagle to cancer. He and the others stayed in the garage so much because it waschaotic when they were inside, and dangerous for my toddler. We had to give our 8 year old terrier away because he was becoming anxious around our 1 year old and had nipped a few times. My husband and I have the same situation. I agreed to give him away ONLY if they stay in touch with me. She very seldom saw a leash. However, my husband has become bed ridden since Dec, I work full time, I have a 96 yr old mother I am caretaker for and classes were postponed due to COVID. Your email address will not be published. I had to leave my Arty boy behind. My sister’s friend gave us their dog (pug) so that we could take care of him as they were shifting and they could not take proper care of him. We all wanted to be with him for life and we do not believe in re-homing dogs but its not fair for Zuma. It helps deal with the grief. Make sure your energies and that of other pets in your household match. We knew we couldn’t take my beloved Arty with us, what with crossing international boarders, and Arty is very protective and territorial in the car, he might try to bite a federali, not a good thing traveling out of the country, and finding lodging would be especially difficult. We both love dogs and wanted to get a friend for our cat, Tawny, since she often seems lonely and requires a lot of attention. I have never cried so much and so hard… I couldn’t ask for a better family to love him.. Their lives consisted of being in a crate all day (because they couldn’t hold their pee all day and would pee in the house), then out of the crate after work/school until bedtime, where it was back into the crate. He is my first dog and we’ve been living together for 3 years. But it was too late, I believed in this organisation professionalism, they made home checking and said this home is suitable for Major, and these people had couple of rescued dogs before, so I signed the form giving my dog to this organisation, but I did not see adoption form from these people and I know only their names, and the address where I took Major. I hated having to go and hearing you bark uncontrollably. I just rehomed my dog.. he was everything to me. We have had our 65lb border collie lab mix for 7 years. They deserve space, time, high quality things and a backup plan. Love You Always…. We wish you the very best of luck. In the end, I loved him so much that we came the the gut wrenching conclusion that our boy needed company and a family where he could be walked for hours and always have someone nearby – something we couldn’t give him with us working. If anything I feel like the pain and heartache is increasing, not decreasing. It’s frankly a … Only after giving him away I realised I could have asked for help. Seven months ago he almost died after eating a dish rag. I even wanted a challenging breed because I was so confident and wanted to put my knowledge in action. Secondly, is it confusing for a dog to be rehomed but then come back to our home when his new owner is on vacation? Thank you for writing this article, Kayla! I know, because I had two standard Poodles, at seperate times, and he was always jealous of them, and they trounced him, stole his bones, they were always wrangling over who was the “alpha”, after us humans that is. A married couple with two kids and another female husky. She is bossing everyone around, and she hogs the whole bed at night. I hope I can learn to forgive myself. ♥️. Dear Bella, Dog rehoming is a controversial topic. It may also be stressful for your dog, and cause unnecessary anxiety. I feel big and brave in my new home, and when I bark I am even bigger and braver! You and your dog may have a lifestyle mismatch or you may be no longer able to physically give your dog the care he needs. It’s killing us to know he’s gonna be in a crate and no freedom. Now I am trying to adjust my life, work, social, everything to him, and ask for help if necessary, because I love him, we are together no matter what. I work full time. I know you’ll make your new owners forever happy. My mom wants him out. Heavy work boots, the sound of a drill, or measuring tape are triggers to him. Any advice offered would truly help, the guilt and sadness is just overwhelming it’s so much worse at night cause he would be right at my side while we slept ; ( he’s very loved by his new family, there wonderful people but somehow I just don’t know how to move forward and will he be ok because we were so attached? I did this and now regret it. But that isn’t his fault. He turns his anger and frustration out on the humans around him and we have now realized (after taking him alone camping with us this weekend) he is the most amazing dog by himself, no other animals just him… Its heart wrenching knowing that he has to go and its worse knowing that we had to rehome TWO and not just one… Sometimes I feel like I’e let them down but I know they will be happier in a home with all the attention and love they could ever need where as we cannot focus on just one… My heart breaks when I think about it but I just try to remember how happy he was playing with all of our friends when he was the only dog… It’s whats best for him and its the time in our lives that we cannot selfishly keep him where he does not want to be…, Thank you for this entry, Laurie. You licked my face and i hugged you and we were both so happy.