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I Had to Give My Dog Away

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    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...
    Blackbelt21 Blackbelt21 22-25 1 Response Jan 1, 2013

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    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...
    AnnieroseMB AnnieroseMB 13-15, F Oct 8, 2013

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    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...
    tmbrown86 tmbrown86 22-25 3 Responses Feb 27, 2011

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    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...
    2 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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    Mickey - 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...
    Jamie1004 Jamie1004 13-15 2 Responses Aug 26, 2012

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    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...
    danation danation 36-40, F Dec 18, 2009

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    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...
    loveful loveful 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2012

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    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...
    burningstarIV burningstarIV 22-25 1 Response Nov 20, 2011

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    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...
    sissisk8 sissisk8 18-21 3 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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    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...
    Blackbelt21 Blackbelt21 22-25 1 Response Mar 7, 2013

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    Tea - 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...
    reyreyfiesta1 reyreyfiesta1 18-21 Jan 11, 2013

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    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...
    MickyLam MickyLam 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 18, 2012

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    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...
    loveful loveful 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 7, 2012

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    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...
    Beconfused Beconfused 46-50 Feb 6, 2013

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    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...
    Kierstypants7 Kierstypants7 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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    Skipper - our old dog attacked me when i was little and we had to give him away :(( least he wasnt put down!
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 11, 2008

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    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...
    jennytressler jennytressler 41-45 Jul 24, 2013

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    Moving -  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...
    illiona illiona 26-30, F Jul 18, 2008

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    Patches - 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...
    babygurl1992 babygurl1992 18-21, F Mar 7, 2013

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    Lukas - 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...
    haharenee haharenee 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 10, 2008

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    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...
    spartan1012 spartan1012 51-55 1 Response Apr 18, 2011

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    Heartbroken - 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...
    cathib cathib 22-25 2 Responses Sep 25, 2010

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    Negro - 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...
    Drzewowit Drzewowit 36-40, M Sep 30, 2012

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    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...
    beaglelover101 beaglelover101 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 18, 2012

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    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...
    dusky888 dusky888 16-17 May 5, 2012

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    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...
    Eviesweet Eviesweet 41-45 Jun 2, 2012

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    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...
    danielleb86 danielleb86 26-30 3 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    Moving...... - 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...
    rambotheninja rambotheninja 13-15, F Jun 23, 2012

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    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...
    gypzywingz gypzywingz 41-45 1 Response Mar 29, 2012

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    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...
    losinglondon losinglondon 36-40 2 Responses May 30, 2012

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    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...
    guythatwalks guythatwalks 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 13, 2012

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    Three Was Too Many... - After having 2 dogs, I thought when my pre teen son asked for a new dog, "What's wrong with one more?" The third dog was sweet and affectionate, cute and...
    milesmom milesmom 36-40 Sep 3, 2011

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    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...
    Veronicaliz Veronicaliz 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 3, 2012

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    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...
    lifepain lifepain 46-50 2 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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