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Q: im torn and i need help

April 4, 2011 | By maddi g. | 3 answers | Expired: 1285 days ago

my boyfriend says i should get rid of my dogs because i cant devote enough time to them. but i dont know if i should. help

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NonGlassMenagerie
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Apr 10, 2011

What is "not enough time"? Many people who have pets work an eight or ten hour day and their pets are perfectly happy. These people come home and walk the dog, pet the cat while they're relaxing on the sofa. They spend some quality time with their pets. On the other hand, if you're working all day and then going out and socializing all night, never spending quality time with your pets, never walking them, grooming them, or just giving them your undivided attention part of every day, they may not be getting enough time with you. They are like children and do deserve more than a casual pat on the head in the morning and evening while you feed them. Just to play devil's advocate, you have to ask if boyfriend has ulterior motives too. Is he trying to talk you into giving them up so he has more of your undivided attention? Not blaming him, just saying you have to consider ever possibility. If you do decide they deserve more attention, be careful where you place them. Owner surrenders at shelters don't usually have much time and most rescues are overflowing. If you adopt them out outright, ask for a rehoming fee to ward off the unscrupulous people who lurk.

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Ches21
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Apr 05, 2011

Your dogs desereve your attention and company first things first how many dogs do you have what size are they and how long have you had them also how long do you spend time with them each day. Add these things to your qeustion then we may be able to help. As for me my dog has me by her side almost 24/7 but that is because I give her more than enough time right now cause I am Jobless and am not yet going to college but she is fine without me as long as I am home by a certain time. Also it looks as if you have little dogs which they will usaully bond with only one or two people and they need alot of attention and if you have had a dog long enough giving them up may kill the dog cause they will remember you and not want to be without you. Some dogs will not bond with anyone else my grandma;s poodle Cricket belonged to her father and when he passed away she took Cricket home it has been almost 3 years now and Cricket is just beggining to come out of her shell and she goes to find her favriote rug where ever it is all the time she freaks out if she can't find it and it seems to remind her of her old dad who she lost. So does his old house if we take her over there she still remembers him and misses him and I think this is hard on a dog it's kinda like the movie where the red fern grows or even the Shihlo movies. I can help you out more if you tell us that stuff.

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Vicki
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Apr 11, 2011

Are you actually going to let your boyfriend make decisions for you??? Just sayin'.

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