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I Had to Give My Dog Away

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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 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 18-21 3 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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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 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 41-45 1 Response Mar 29, 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 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

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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. 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

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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 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

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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 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 22-25 3 Responses Feb 27, 2011

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    Can relate. Had to give

    both away last year after one stopped me from leaving earth.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 28

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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 energetic. He also took almost 1 year to potty train, chewed up 2 leather couches, gave me hives when I held him, and barked...
    milesmom milesmom 36-40 Sep 3, 2011

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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 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 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 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 did. It is now August and my mom told me that she couldn't take it anymore...the mess, activeness, not being...
    Jamie1004 Jamie1004 13-15 2 Responses Aug 26, 2012

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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 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 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, kept me safe and loved me unconditionally even if i scolded her. to have something love you so much for...
    reyreyfiesta1 reyreyfiesta1 18-21 Jan 11, 2013

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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 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

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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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    My Daughters Xmas Beagle And Our Jackabee.

    We got our daughter a beagle for Christmas.  Two years later we adopted a dog for our son.  About a year after this our son's health took a turn for the worse and we had to rush him to children's hospital because his heart was failing.  My wife and I were getting about 1...
    tmbrye tmbrye 41-45 1 Response Apr 27, 2012

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    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 18-21, F Aug 28

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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 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 22-25 2 Responses Nov 20, 2011

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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 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 13-15, F Oct 8, 2013

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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 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

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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( 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 46-50 2 Responses Nov 15, 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 & 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 46-50 Feb 6, 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 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

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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 energetic dogs and I guess I didn't walk him enough. Well he got to agressive and since there are little...
    haharenee haharenee 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 10, 2008

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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 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 26-30 3 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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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 truly) mannerly, polite and just a big cuddly pillow.. My neighbour six months ago got a little runt of a dog and...
    cathib cathib 22-25 2 Responses Sep 25, 2010

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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 happier..the pug was the friendliest creature i ever saw. Ever since the guy who brought it home in a basket...
    dusky888 dusky888 16-17 May 5, 2012

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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 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

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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 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 1 Response Jun 13, 2012

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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.  I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to go through alot of treatment. Chemo, radiation, 3 surgeries. My...
    spartan1012 spartan1012 51-55 1 Response Apr 18, 2011

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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 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 22-25 1 Response Jan 1, 2013

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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 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 36-40 2 Responses May 30, 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 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 41-45 Jun 2, 2012

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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 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 41-45 Jul 24, 2013

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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! 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

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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 old and closest friend...
    illiona illiona 26-30, F Jul 18, 2008

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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 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

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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 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

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    It was just a normal day. I hated my neighbour, she was the neighbour from hell. She constantly watched me every day, through the gate, Every time I was outside, Everytime I got a...
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    This happened in 2011 so about 3 years ago. My dad, my sister and I lived together in an apartment. We had two GORGEOUS dogs (one white, one black) and a cat. The black one was...
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    I'm definitely a dog person. I haven't had a dog since our family dog died about 10 years ago. Lately I've really been wanting to adopt a dog, but I live in a pretty small one...
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    I once had two dogs and they were my life but recently one put down which hit me like a truck! Now I've only got Boo(the other dog) but when Milo got put down, my life changed. I...
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    I have had a dog my entire life. Unfortunately they end up dying, but I guess that is life. When you really start to love something it is time for it to end.
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    It's been a long time since I had a break away............be great just to pack a bag and go away even if it's just for the weekend, no telephone, no television, no Internet, no...
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    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45, F 10 hrs ago

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    My dog is so great. Stella is her name. She is likely a pitbull, but she might have something else mixed in. I don't really know. I got her from an animal shelter, back in 2010...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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