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Q: how do you take back a beloved pet from a home and a family who also lover them soo much

April 13, 2009 | By KEzne b. | 14 answers | Expired: 2064 days ago

KEzne b.

I recently had to give up my american bulldog...my moms good friend took her in and said we could take her home whenever we had a new house but I'm sure the family is going to bond very well with her...I want what's best for her and I think it might be to leave her with that family but I really want her back..ehat should I do?

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tammy h.
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Apr 18, 2009

Good job in putting your pet first. Do you know if these people want your dog? How does your dog react when you see her, if you are able to see her? We boarded a friends dog, until she was able to take him back. We knew he was not staying with us permanently. This helped us, we had him for 3 -4 months, and were able to not get real attached, as we knew he was going home someday. Good luck.

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Peggy
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Apr 14, 2009

I personally can't imagine NOT taking my dog back if I had to leave one or both of them in someone else's care for a while. I wish you luck with your tough decision and think you are amazing to consider the needs of your dog so much more than your own!

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maria h.
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Apr 13, 2009

Tough call to make.How long has your dog been with that family? How does your dog react when you come to visit?Does this family truly want to keep your dog? You have to discuss this with them.Where would your dog be happiest?Lots of questions and lots of soul searching.Good luck!

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Mindy V.
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Apr 13, 2009

I think you need to talk with your mom's friend and discuss when would be the best time for you to pick the dog up. Hopefully at the begining of this venture you made it clear that you would be picking up the dog and that this situation was temporary. Good luck.

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karla w.
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Apr 13, 2009

I think if you think the dog wants to be with you than take him back.

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Anne S.
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Apr 13, 2009

Talk to the family! If they really love her and want to keep her, and you can see that she's bonded well, perhaps that's best for her.

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Onlybadowners
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Apr 13, 2009

Do what is best for the dog. Can they provide for her better than you can? And secondly, did they get into this expecting to keep her? Do they want to keep her? It's unfortunate, but they are likely saving this dog's life by taking her in (bully breeds at the pound face stiff odds), so you have to balance the dog's needs, then the friend's needs, then your needs. Rough call.

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Jessica T.
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Apr 13, 2009

I have had a similar issue with my dog who is now living with my family until I move from an apartment. What I have found to be best is to let things be and let my family keep her. I am still her owner and she loves spending time with me, but she has her own domain at their home and she fits in perfectly. I spend as much time with her as I can, and then I rest easy knowing that she is happy when I go home. I know that she misses me, but she also misses my family and their dog as she has bonded with them over the last year. They provide her with a more interactive and stable enviroment, and that is what is best for her. You will have to look at the pros and cons and come to your own decision which is truly the hardest part.

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Patricia  C.
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Apr 13, 2009

Continue to be a responsible pet owner while the other family has her. Visit with them. Purchase dog food and treats. Let them know that this is still your dog. By remaining financially responsible, they will know that this is your dog and that the situation is temporary. Also, please encourage them to let you know if anything should go wrong and she would need a vet visit. As long as you maintain the control over your pet, then there shouldn't be a problem with you getting her back.

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diana f.
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Apr 13, 2009

Make sure you visit the dog as much as you can. I you should take the dog back home with you as soon as you get a new home. She is bonded with you and trust me she wont forget you. If when you get her back, if its not right for you and her ask the family if they want her back. But I think you will be fine taking her back. Ket them come and visit her after she is back with you.

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