Homing your dog
Pet Rehoming your dog is not a decision that should be taken lightly. By re-homing your dog, you are taking a chance of your dog:
- Being abused by it’s new owners
- Being neglected by it’s new owners
- Being re-homed by the people you gave the dog too
- Ending up in a shelter
- Being euthanized or put down
Contributing to the overpopulation of pets in the USA
The truth is that most dogs who find themselves re-homed by their original owners will end up being re-homed over and over and over again, until one day, they end up in a shelter and are put down.
Pet experts agree that there are times when re-homing a pet is not only acceptable but also necessary for the well-being of you, your family and your dog. This article will examine those reasons and explore other venues you can look into before you take the plunge into re-homing your dog.
Some of the most commonly acceptable reasons for re-homing your dog may include
- The dog has bitten a person and drawn blood
- Because of health issues you can no longer care for the dog
- You’ve been forced to move and can not bring the dog with you
Many times, owners will become confused and frustrated by the behavior of their pet dogs. Some of the most common reasons for re-homing their canines are:
- The dog is too hyper
- The dog doesn’t listen
- The dog isn’t trained
- They flat out don’t want the responsibility anymore
- It’s too expensive
- It just ‘isn’t working out.’
And like the first list, there’s more that could be added to this list too. Don’t allow these reasons to be a last resort for your dog. With a little training and some TLC, you can have a fantastic dog who does less of what you don’t like, and more of what you love.
Re-homing is stressful to a dog, and for a good reason. Imagine how you would feel if you were shuffled to and from other people’s houses through most of your life. Domesticated dogs need stability, and they cherish the bonds between themselves and their humans.
Before you re-home your dog, you should make sure that you have exhausted all of your resources and that you have done whatever is in your power to be able to keep the dog.
When it comes to integrating your adult dog into their home, you need to take this slowly and understand that they are getting used to a new foreign environment. If you have other animals in the house, you need to try to help them get along as much as possible as you will not one fighting all of the time.
It is important that your patient with the new animal but also that he set out the house rules are seen as possible. If they have an accident within the house, you have two ensure that you have a punishment set out to deliver. You may have to do house break the new animal if they have forgotten their training, but this is not something that should take too long to do.