I Had to Give My Dog Away

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 132 People

    Bam Bam

    I got a pug puppy one evening and i always wanted a pet but couldn't get one cuz of the flat i live in with unusual rules. I didn't really care about it and i was never happier..the pug was the friendliest creature i ever saw. Ever since the guy who brought it home in a basket...
    dusky888 dusky888
    May 5, 2012


    our old dog attacked me when i was little and we had to give him away :(( least he wasnt put down!
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 11, 2008


    Lukas was my old Jack Russell. He was about a year old. We got him when he was a little puppy. He was five weeks old. I guess I blame myself because Jack Russell's are very energetic dogs and I guess I didn't walk him enough. Well he got to agressive and since there are little...
    haharenee haharenee
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jul 10, 2008

    Petey I'm Sorry And I Love You

    My mini schnauzer Charlie passed away after 15 years, I was devastated, I cried for days. Charlie was a special dog that brought much excitement and joy into my home. So to try and plug in the hole I got a new puppy whom I named Sir Peter Gray Beard, Petey. Petey was such a...
    guythatwalks guythatwalks
    51-55, M
    Jun 13, 2012

    My 1 year old black lab bit a 5 year old girl

    in the face and she had to get stitches so we had to give him away. He's really a good boy except for that, he is so smart and listens to commands and goes on runs with me and my dad. Even though he did that I love him with all my heart. Luckily we will still be able to see him...
    ellajade ellajade
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 19, 2015


    So we were about to move i like 2 months or so and i had a beagle basset hound that we had for almost 3 years and she was our first dog we got her in virginia and then drove all the way to texas with her and she was the best dog ever she had the best face and she always cheered...
    rambotheninja rambotheninja
    13-15, F
    Jun 23, 2012

    My Teddybear Is Gone

    I recently became a victim of assault due to my transgender status while walking my dog. The monster that attacked me is still on the loose. My family came and picked up my yorkie "Teddy" to prevent my being attacked again while walking him. I miss him so much. He is all I...
    Eviesweet Eviesweet
    Jun 2, 2012

    When Will It Stop Hurting?

    I am still so heartbroken over giving my puppy away and I don't know how to stop thinking about it...I will try to make my story brief about all that happened. I had wanted a dog for a very long time and I have lived by myself for almost 4 years so I thought once I graduated...
    burningstarIV burningstarIV
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2011

    Had To Give My Beautiful Maltes Mix Up On Tuesday. I Am Basket Case And Can't Stop Crying. I An To Sleep And Sleep To Make The Pain Go Away

    We got her on our way home from vacation. She was 8 weeks old and just this tiny little white ball of fluffy crazy enegery. We had a wonderful German Sheppherad that lived with us too and she let Bellacrawl all over her top so she could get to the couch, I was so cute. She was...
    gypzywingz gypzywingz
    1 Response Mar 29, 2012

    This is the saddest thing I have ever had to do.

    I am going through a divorce and cannot take my babies with me when move. I have a child of my own so they deserve more attention than I have to give. It is just so difficult. They have been with us for 8 years! I am currently taking interviews now for potential homes but I'm...
    HotCheetos26 HotCheetos26
    26-30, F
    Jan 6, 2015

    Today I Said Goodbye Ot My Pup

    I miss him so much right now. It is 1 am and i cannot sleep because he is all i can think about. I am worried that his home wont work out, or that he may end up in a shelter or going to more homes then just this one. He is the sweetest little white fluffy dog, and he was so kind...
    danielleb86 danielleb86
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2012

    How Do I Cope With The Guilt?

    I miss him so much. I wish I could've been what he needed. I'm happy for him, that he's on a giant ranch with horses and other dogs and an awesome foster mom, awaiting to find his forever home, because at least now he can run free. He can relax. He can get the space and...
    loveful loveful
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 7, 2012

    My Prince <3

    I had to give my dog Prince away a couple of weeks ago. My sister may or may not be allergic to dogs but because of my fathers constant complaining and him arguing with me about the dog, I chose to give him away. It was such a hard decision to make. I really wanted to work...
    Veronicaliz Veronicaliz
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2012

    Our Rascal

    I adopted a dog from our local SPCA almost 3 years ago. He was a big boy but we had a good size house with a big yard. This was not my first dog but he was a handful & he drove me crazy. But he was so sweet, happy & loving you couldn't help but love him. We called him out 100...
    Beconfused Beconfused
    Feb 6, 2013


    Was a long haired German Sheeperd we inharited from the grandparents. Very loyal and inteligent animal. We left him behind, when Migrating to Australia, for putting him throu quarantine would not be humane. He stied with a man who had a garden and a beach of same race, with whom...
    Drzewowit Drzewowit
    36-40, M
    Sep 30, 2012

    The Rescue

    I found a 4 month old puppy almost 3 years ago now and I fell in love with him the moment I saw him. He was a big ball of black matted fur but his eyes were so big and beautiful. He lived with my friend for a while until I was ready to take him. When I took him in I was laid off...
    Blackbelt21 Blackbelt21
    1 Response Jan 1, 2013

    Today I'm having my grandma-in-law take our

    Labrador retriever to the humane society. We have an apartment and he's too big and he's too rowdy and he scares our cat, and he's disobedient. He doesn't listen because of us. He's supposed to be in a big area to run, not in a cage in an apartment. He's been our buddy since he...
    Kierstypants7 Kierstypants7
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2013


    I adopted Mickey from an animal shelter in January. She is a terrier mix, when we got her she was only 6 weeks old. Our family just fell in love with her, or at least I did. It is now August and my mom told me that she couldn't take it anymore...the mess, activeness, not being...
    Jamie1004 Jamie1004
    2 Responses Aug 26, 2012


    i bought a dog to keep me sane, i was alone, depressed, and i was stuck in an empty house left to hear my distant echos of my own mind about to burst. she calmed all my fears, kept me safe and loved me unconditionally even if i scolded her. to have something love you so much for...
    reyreyfiesta1 reyreyfiesta1
    Jan 11, 2013

    Still Sad

    I had to give away most of my chihuahuas a year ago. We intended to keep them all.  I had 8 ( we gave birth to a litter) and I still have 3. Mom,dad, the tiniest.  I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to go through alot of treatment. Chemo, radiation, 3 surgeries. My...
    spartan1012 spartan1012
    1 Response Apr 18, 2011

    I Wish I Was Your Forever Home...

    You have been a constant source of stress, scratches, bruises, aggravation and bafflement...But you have also been a constant source of laughter and joy, to more people than you'll ever know. Stories of you have been told, and will be told, of your crazy antics, and you're...
    loveful loveful
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 7, 2012

    She Cured My Depression, But God Gives And He Takes Away

    One day earlier this year, I prayed to God for a pet. My husband and I are Christian and not able to have kids. We were longing to share our love with someone, and our roommate said she thought a dog would be good for us. So we found a beautiful little basset hound named Molly...
    jennytressler jennytressler
    Jul 24, 2013

    It broke my heart to see my dog gone.

    My corgi was a very sweet dog, his problem was he barks ( so do all the dogs). I hope the new owner loves him as me or more. I never have another dog, and if I change my mind I will make sure I am ready for another one.
    AnnieMariel AnnieMariel
    36-40, F
    1 Response Feb 13, 2016

    He'S No Longer Mine

    I had to give my dog away last year and I had been struggling with my decision for since then. I was still holding onto him and the all the joy he brought into my life. Recently I went to visit him and seeing him with his new family I had mixed feelings. I was happy to see him...
    Blackbelt21 Blackbelt21
    1 Response Mar 7, 2013

    I'm not even sure where to start I feel like I

    have lost a piece of me. almost a year ago a friend of mine showed up with this precious little puppy. I instantly fell in love with her. He was quick to inform me that she had litter mates and they were only three doors down from me and that they were just giving the puppies...
    penguinobsessed82 penguinobsessed82
    31-35, F
    Aug 10, 2015


    I've owned my beautiful doberman-lab now for just over three years, he is the best dog an owner could ask for (i know everyone who loves dogs say that but really and truly) mannerly, polite and just a big cuddly pillow.. My neighbour six months ago got a little runt of a dog and...
    cathib cathib
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2010


    When i was younger my dad took our dog patches to the pound. I was able to say bye. but i was scared that he would be put down cas he was at that age were some people wont take them cus there old. He was a very good dog. He was so protective of us. I still miss him and haven't...
    babygurl1992 babygurl1992
    22-25, F
    Mar 7, 2013

    I Had To Give Up My Yorkshire Terrior

    Due to eviction, I had to give up my lovely little max, I miss him so much. I wish It didn't have to be that way. But a really nice woman is looking after him with 15 other dogs xD I'm glad that he's being looked after well though :') If you're upset about giving up your dog/dogs...
    AnnieroseMB AnnieroseMB
    18-21, F
    Oct 8, 2013

    I Miss You My Sweet Girl

    earlier this year i made the hard choice to re-home my German Shepard she had severe separation problems and needed to be in a home were she had human company 24/7 im in a position she is thankfully part of my life but its just not the same not having her by my side makes me feel...
    beaglelover101 beaglelover101
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 18, 2012

    When You Lose A Part Of Your Soul.

    I have to give one of my dogs away.   Wembley was still a puppy (10 months) when we got London. I realize now that was too soon to get another puppy. He (Wembley) hadn't had time to develop and learn everything he needed to know to be able to help lead his little pack of two...
    losinglondon losinglondon
    2 Responses May 30, 2012

    Hi. I will try to make this

    as short as possible because I'd really appreciate someone's opinion. Last year, i had to give away my one year old Anatolian Shepherd. We were moving from France to Mexico and we couldn't possible take her. My parents went on to tell me that we would be leaving her at our very...
    LauraandGelin LauraandGelin
    18-21, F
    Nov 15, 2014

    Today was probably one of the hardest days of

    my life. I had to give my 10 month old weenie away & it broke my heart into pieces. I loved him like a mother would love their child. I can't have children & he was my baby. I've live with my grandmother & she is getting too old & in poor health to watch my dog while I'm away...
    Wvgirl20 Wvgirl20
    22-25, F
    Aug 28, 2014

    I Had To Leave My Adorable Dog Away Cause Im Moving To Australia

     Should I feel bad? I wasn´t able to keep my dog...it was too expensive to travel w us to australia! My beautiful chocolate lab 2 years old female had to be given away to a family (they are mature adults w no kids and dog lovers) should I feel bad???? how long will...
    danation danation
    36-40, F
    Dec 18, 2009

    Had To Give Away 11 Years Old Shih Tzu

    Hi everyone, I’m writing here because I need people who understand what I’m going through (maybe have gone through it) instead of everyone I talk to that tells me to get over it because it’s just a dog. I had to give away my 11 years old Shih Tzu, Cognac. He was my grand...
    sissisk8 sissisk8
    3 Responses Mar 25, 2013


     I moved to another country and had to give em to my father after 11 years...I still miss em but know he's in a good home with one who loves him too...Stay well my old and closest friend...
    illiona illiona
    26-30, F
    Jul 18, 2008

    Had To Give Away My 2 Year Old Dog Today And It Hurts!!!!

    I had to give up my 2 year old corgi/cattledog mix today. It is hurting my heart so bad. My husband didn't care for her and thought I put her before him. When we first got Sunny in December 2010, she my husband could deal with her. But over time her doing regular dog things...
    tmbrown86 tmbrown86
    3 Responses Feb 27, 2011

    Lost My Best Friend

    Hi, my name is Joseph. Today I had to give away my dog named Micky. It was one of the most devastating moments in my life. My dog is a Siberian and Malamute Husky. He was the most beautiful dog in the world. He had one brown eye and the other blue. He was very quiet and loving...
    MickyLam MickyLam
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2012

    Duke The Dog

    I had to give my dog, Duke away today. I didn't even get to say goodbye because I was at school. I got him when he was just a puppy on Valentines day four years ago. I was the only one in my family who wanted Duke, and for the past four years I was the only one taking care of him...
    2 Responses Feb 13, 2013

    I Gave Away My Dog On Sunday

    I gave my 11-month dog away last Sunday. She was my daughter’s dog, but most time I was the one taking care of her, walking her and spending time( not very much) with her. She is such a sweet girl that ever dog owner would dream for. Polite, calm, quite, well trained. She...
    lifepain lifepain
    2 Responses Nov 15, 2012
More Stories